From saturated pedestrians barely visible a heavy storm to a firefighter wandering the charred scene of a blaze - a figure in yellow amid a scene of charred desolation:
These are some of the extraordinary moments Bendigo Advertiser photographer Darren Howe captured in 2021.
In another, a man gazes out from his patrol car in one of Darren's detailed studies of light and shade as the Victoria Police coat of arms radiates in the foreground.
A health worker gazes into the camera as people mass their cars behind her in a separate picture, waiting their turn to be tested for COVID-19.
Two bloodied boxers simultaneously strike each other in another in one dramatic photo. Beads of sweat hang suspended in the air in a fleeting moment captured for all time.
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