DROUGHT

Stock Photography By Howard Birnstihl

A longer summer, a hotter heatwave, a wilder bushfire, a scarey storm, freaky weather, crop failure, fewer lambs, lower income? No, not just a bad year any more, this is Drought. Climate change, or global warming, is a fact and every farmer knows its consequences. Longterm & sometimes overwhelming problems of soil degradation, salinity & erosion, death of livestock, huge debt & bank foreclosure sometimes leading to personal tragedy, have changed our landscape and farming practices for ever.

Sheep in dry creekbed
Sheep in dry creekbed
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© Howard Birnstihl
Sheep in dry country
Sheep in dry country
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© Howard Birnstihl
Sheep on dry hillside
Sheep on dry hillside
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© Howard Birnstihl
Farmyard tap
Farmyard tap
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© Howard Birnstihl
Fenceline
Fenceline
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© Howard Birnstihl
Dead cow
Dead cow
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© Howard Birnstihl
In the dry
In the dry
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© Howard Birnstihl
Desert with skull in foreground.
Desert with skull in
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© Howard Birnstihl
Eroded hillside
Eroded hillside
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© Howard Birnstihl
Sun in smokey sky
Sun in smokey sky
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© Howard Birnstihl
Outback cricketers
Outback cricketers
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© Howard Birnstihl
Burning off
Burning off
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© Howard Birnstihl
Echoes of the past
Echoes of the past
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© Howard Birnstihl
Mending the windmill
Mending the windmill
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© Howard Birnstihl
Gateway to the world
Gateway to the world
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© Howard Birnstihl
Scotch thistle
Scotch thistle
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© Howard Birnstihl

 

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Image Details for DROUGHT

1. Sheep in dry creekbed. Forlorn sheep standing 'waiting for Godot' as the drought worsens.

2. Sheep in dry country. Vertical image of sheep on hillside during a drought

3. Sheep on dry hillside. Sheep in drought country

4. Farmyard tap. Cobwebs on old tap on tankstand

5. Fenceline. Long fenceline snaking across a large dry paddock

6. Dead cow. Dead Friesan cow at the edge of a salt lake in Victoria's Mallee.

7. In the dry. Close view of dry cracked mud at the bottom of a dried up outback pool

8. Desert with skull in foreground.. Sandy desert fringe with a sign of what fate may have in store for anyone adventurous enough to proceed.Land that once was able to support seasonal grazing is now damaged and ready to be blown away.

9. Eroded hillside. Water course eroding an ugly gash on the side of the hill

10. Sun in smokey sky. Weak yellow sun seen through orange smokey haze

11. Outback cricketers. Cricketers batting on into the twilight under the looming image of the old windmill

12. Burning off. Hot shimmer of burning stubble

13. Echoes of the past. A broken down old wagon lies with wethered timbers from days gone by out in a dry paddock on the farm

14. Mending the windmill. Farmer mends the windmill as his kids give their support

15. Gateway to the world. Sandy Outback location showing an open gate leading out to....who knows where?

16. Scotch thistle. scotch thistle flower and spikes

 

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