For years now, eastern Australia
has been gripped by a severe drought of historic proportions.
The agricultural and financial impacts have been tremendous with
widespread tales of farmers losing everything due to failed crops.
Gathering storm clouds bring
only temporary relief but it's not enough rain.
This sign is no longer necessary
since the water from this irrigation system is long gone.
Dried out tree branches.
This is the bottom of what used
to be a pond.
An emu in the dry grass.
The cracked, parched earth.
Pedy, Australia - Jan. 2015
The Town of Coober Pedy is the
opal mining capital of the world. It is also incredibly hot and
dry. The locals use the mining equipment to build "dugout"
homes underground & in hillsides to keep cool. About half
the town is actually underground.
A prop from a sci-fi movie
that ws filmed in Coober Pedy.
An Underground church in Coober
A dry lake bed.
The salt flats of a dry lake
This was filmed as part of
an episode of "Angry Planet".