Harvesting groundwater


An old harvester has sat on the bottom of this sinkhole for decades, preserved in the cold fresh water as evidence of a past ‘out of sight, out of mind’ disposal philosophy. Greater demand, drought and dropping water levels have increased our awareness of groundwater as a limited resource requiring protection.

One Tree Sinkhole, Mt Gambier region, South Australia

Canon EOS 5D MkII, Canon 14mm f/2.8L II USM lens, 1/125, f7.1, ISO 400, Aquatica underwater housing with 8″ dome port, 2 x INON Z240 MkIV underwater strobes on the camera, 1 x INON Z240 MkIV underwater strobe held by model; off-camera strobes triggered using a Triggerfish light sensor; handheld, taken at a depth of approximately 27 m in fresh water 

by Liz Rogers, Victoria