European carp, Cyprinus carpio

In a drought likely contributed to by human-induced climate change and widespread over-clearing, thousands of carp struggle to take a breath in the last pools of water. Ironically, carp are an introduced species that have wrought havoc on our waterways, killing off native species. In the end, they too will die.

Lachlan River, near Lake Cargelligo, New South Wales

Canon EOS-1D X Mk II, Canon EF 100mm f2.8 L macro IS USM, 1/640, f/6.3, ISO 800, handheld

by Georgina Steytler, Western Australia