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One jump ahead of the bushfire

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One jump ahead of the bushfire (Photo courtesy Bill McAuley |

A frog, desperate to escape the flames — caught on camera, mid-leap, during coverage of the NSW 1972 bushfires.

Fortunately, the frog survived as well as creating a memorable front-page image!

**This photograph is part of a new IA series that looks at Australia through the lens of award-winning photojournalist, Bill McAuley.**

Bill McAuley's 40-plus-year news career began in 1969 as a cadet photographer at 'The Age' in Melbourne. 

Among other books, Bill McAuley has published the collection 'Portraits of the Soul: A lifetime of images with Bill McAuley'. To see more from Bill, click here.

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