Photo by… Instagram

Reporting on the viral fires in Tasmania, The Age gives the credits for a heartbreaking photo to… Instagram!

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“Tim and Tammy Holmes had to take their grandchildren into the sea to escape the  flames. Photo: Instagram

* Honest mistake or negligence, such behaviour might lead to a common media practice consisting in using images shared by the public on social networks without the proper credits.

Later edit: I reckon the credits should go to Tim Holmes (grandfather of the family featured in the pic), as a very similar image in terms of composition, colors and exposure was credited to him today (9 January) by The West Australian:

General - Images from Dunalley fires in Tasmania - pictures by Tim Holmes

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