The Menindee Lakes were deliberately drained in 2016–17 and New South Wales has experienced a lengthy drought. Animals and birds desperately seek food and water and there is very little left due to these human-made and natural events. Lake Cawndilla is now just a drying lakebed scattered with the remains of our native animals.

Cawndilla Creek, Menindee, New South Wales

DJI Phantom 3 Advanced, 20mm, 1/640, f/2.8, ISO 200, ND4 filter

by Melissa Williams-Brown, South Australia