A cattle owner plays with his children on one of his drought-ravaged paddocks.
Balranald, New South Wales, Australia.
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A cast of a Thylacoleo carnifex skeleton, an extinct giant marsupial.
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
The forest inside Reynolds Falls Nature Recreation Area.
Reynolds Falls Nature Recreation Area, Tasmania, Australia.
Prehistoric megafauna bones were excavated from Cradle Mountain.
Cradle Mountain and Lake Saint Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia.
Rock art appears to show a hunter fending off a Thylacoleo carnifex.
Western Australia, Australia.
A Meakambut man with flowers in his beard.
Karawari, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea.
An outcrop on the southern coast of Kangaroo Island.
Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia.
The mouth of the Murray River where dredging keeps the pathway open.
Goolwa, South Australia, Australia.
Spring fog drifts over a Pennsylvania apple orchard at sunrise.
York Springs, Pennsylvania.
A paleontologist and geneticist excavate megafauna bones in Dead End Den Cave.
Sisters sweep out sludge from a watering trough on their family sheep farm.
Ivanhoe, New South Wales, Australia.
Boys jump into the Mulwala Canal, the largest irrigation canal in the Murray-Darling Basin.
Deniliquin, New South Wales, Australia.
Starry night sky behind Easter Islands' moai, Ahu Tongariki.
Easter Island, Chile.
Well-preserved tracks of a Diprotodon on a drying lake bed.
A family prepares a big meal that will simmer in an underground oven.
Felemea, 'Uiha Island, Ha'apai Islands, Tonga Islands.
Black Creek Swamp where megafauna bones have been found.
A worker creates a floating flower display in the Rambagh Palace.
Women swim in churning surf beneath storm clouds in Ocean Grove.
Ocean Grove, New Jersey.
To conserve water during a drought, a girl re-uses bath water for the garden.
Hallett Cove, South Australia, Australia.
Scientists probe for soil samples in Jury Swamp.
Murray Bridge, South Australia, Australia.
The Remarkable Rocks where megafauna bones have been found.
A young Maori girl practices boxing.
Rotorua, New Zealand.
African elephant tusks found at the shipwreck site of a Portuguese trading vessel.
Students say goodbye to each other with a hongi at their school.
Spanish, Portuguese, Venetian, Florentine, and Moorish coins found in the coffers of a Portuguese trading vessel.
Beach goers enjoy the sun and ocean.
For generations people in the Karawari region have marked cave walls with stenciled handprints.
A cast of a Thylacoleo carnifex skull with massive jaws and teeth.
A warning sign at the dried up lake bed of Lake Albert.
Coorong National Park, South Australia, Australia.
A girl and her grandmother receive a hot meal at a soup kitchen.
Charles City, Iowa.
Desert oak trees and a full moon above Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park.
Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia.
A girl plays on drought ravaged land.
Beekeepers bring in honey bees to pollinate a apple tree orchard.
Uniformed students head for class at a public elementary school.
Koulo, Ha'apai Islands, Tonga Islands.
The drought caused sheep graziers to auction off a higher number of sheep for meat from fears that there would not be enough feed in the fields to sustain the animals.
Hay, New South Wales, Australia.
A boy holds a puffball mushroom he collected while foraging in the woods with his family for wild edibles to supplement what they receive from the food pantry and government food assistance programs.
A member of the community garden, Jardin Nomade, works on her plot.
Birds soar above ruins of a classical colonnade circling a pond in Parc De Monceau.
Kaihoe, or waka paddlers, launch Wakas and practice paddling routine.
Waitangi, New Zealand.
An anthropological researcher
A bird's wing waves in the wind above a trap set for lynx.
Haines Junction, British Columbia, Canada.
Beekeepers bring in honey bees to pollinate an apple tree orchard.
Archeologists and mine workers excavate at the shipwreck site of a Portuguese trading vessel.
A farmer feeds hay to his sheep due to drought depleted grazing fields.
The Vale, New South Wales, Australia.
Due to the drought, a farmer contemplates the cost of hand feeding his sheep.
Peach trees in bloom.
Elderly brothers share a bedroom with their pet terrier.
Monhegan Island, Maine.
The coiled skeleton of Wonambi naracoortensis, a Pleistocene snake.
A sole of a leather shoe excavated at the shipwreck site of a Portuguese trading vessel.
A cattle owner and his daughter travel out to his drought-ravaged paddocks.
Villagers hunt birds with slingshots on the Arafundi River.
A Meakambut family sets out toward a felled sago palm to extract edible material from its trunk.
Beekeepers bring in honey bees to pollinate a peach tree orchard.
Excavation of Spanish gold coins at the shipwreck site of a Portuguese trading vessel.
An aerial view of Easter Island.
Above Easter Island, Chile.
Large areas of wetlands dried up from years of losing water to agriculture.
New South Wales, Australia.
A Cambodian woman lights incense at a Buddhist shrine.
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Friends stroll into the ocean at the clothing optional area of Gunnison Beach.
Aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea.
A girl snacks on pasta at her home in Osage, Iowa.
A farmer travels to his drought-ravaged paddocks to see if any of it received rain.
Booligal, New South Wales, Australia.
Kicker Rock, or Leon Dormido, off the coast of San Cristobal Island.
San Cristobal Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
A scientist excavates megafauna bones in Dead End Den Cave.
Girls ride in the back of a pickup truck on their drought-ravaged farm.
Players and ponies of Saratoga's polo club in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Saratoga Springs, New York.
Tailem Bend, a town on the Murray River in South Australia.
Tailem Bend, South Australia, Australia.
Kaihoe, or waka paddlers, perform the haka, a war ceremony.
Girls play on drought ravaged land.
A shoemaker in the Kachhpur Village in Agra, India.
A woman and her poodle share a moment in the Parc du Champ de Mars, next to the Eiffel Tower.
Salt collects in the Coorong estuary at Hack Point while drying up and disconnecting.
Mormon missionaries visit villagers in Faleloa.
Faleloa, Ha'apai Islands, Tonga Islands.
A circus sideshow performer breaths fire.
Pelicans search for food on the receding Lake Alexandrina.
Clayton, South Australia, Australia.
Samoa's Fia Fia dancers perform with fire for tourists in Apia.
A tourist comes face to face with a Galapagos giant tortoise.
Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
Lake Boga has been cut off from its water supply and is draining.
Lake Boga, Victoria, Australia.
Giant statues, the moai, at Easter Island's Rano Raraku quarry.
A Njarainjari teenager plays in the receding Lake Albert.
Meningie, South Australia, Australia.
The pump house and pipes of the Loxton Irrigation Trust on the Murray River.
Loxton, South Australia, Australia.
A Wombat munching on grass outside Cradle Mountain National Park.
An acacia tree and surrounding grasslands in the Serengeti.
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa.
Sisters take a ride in the back of their father's farm truck to access failed wheat crop and check on their sheep.
Barellan, New South Wales, Australia.
Girls play near a farm dam with low water.
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