By Kelsey Wilkie For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 02:58 GMT, 7 January 2020 | Updated: 07:43 GMT, 7 January 2020
Incredible images show the devastation raging bushfires have caused to the once-pristine wilderness on Kangaroo Island.
An inferno ripped through the small island off the coast of South Australia on Friday night, claiming the lives of at least half of its koala population.
Before and after pictures of the winding road through Flinders Chase National Park reveal exactly how brutal the ferocious fires were.
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Before and after pictures of the winding road through Flinders Chase National Park reveal exactly how brutal the ferocious fires were
A rescued koala injured in a bushfire in Kangaroo Island recovers at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
The Flinders Chase National Park is now unrecognisable after an inferno tore through bushland
More than half the koala population on Kangaroo Island were killed in the ferocious fires
The road, which was once filled with lush greenery, has been left completely charred, with nothing but blackened branches remaining.
The stark contrast between the two images has been heartbreaking for many.
'How f***ing devastating,' one person wrote.
'I'm so sad for my country and our beautiful wildlife,' another person said.
'I can't even comprehend everything that has happened