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PhotoHunt theme for the week beginning 13th October 2012 is ‘Empty’

View from a Birdhide

Australia has just come out of a drought period and the longest river in Australia, the Murray River almost dried up. The drought had lowered the level of the Murray River and this wetlands was completely empty. No birds here. This was the view looking from a birdhide in Goolwa that overlooks the Murray River. This area is usually full of water and teeming with birdlife.

White port and a bright fire

And just because I like the effects in this photo. My glass is nearly empty.

Don’t leave an empty comment, make it full.

To see the full size image click on the image to be taken to my flickr page

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11 Responses

  1. magiceye   Sad to see the dry riverbed but a beautifully composed image!
    October 18th, 2012 at 4:52 pm   #  

  2. Carver   The drought photo is very beautiful but I hope you get some rain soon. I love the glass empty shot too.
    October 17th, 2012 at 10:54 am   #  

  3. YTSL   Both photos are really good. The first one is informative, the second beautiful. :)
    October 17th, 2012 at 1:34 am   #  

  4. oldcatseye   Nice pictures. Mother nature isn't always nice herself.
    October 17th, 2012 at 12:03 am   #  

  5. Dani   Great examples of empty
    October 16th, 2012 at 11:16 am   #  

  6. Tamra Parker   Wow, amazing photo of the river. We are just coming out of a drought here in the Midwestern U.S. that claimed much of our corn crops. Pretty serious situation for the farmers here. Luckily the remnants of Hurricane Isaac helped to stave off what could have been disastrous. Has this area of the river come back to life? Hope so.... I really like the glass photo as well. And thanks for commenting on my empty photo at http://tjparkerphotography.com.
    October 16th, 2012 at 12:51 am   #  

    • Vicki   The drought broke last year 2011 and the river is now full and back to 'normal'. The river mouth had dredges in it for 10 years keeping it open. The dredges have finally left.
      October 16th, 2012 at 11:00 am   #  

  7. bing   i wouldn't like that glass to be fully empty. :( i have a similar photo but mine is not a result of drought..
    October 14th, 2012 at 10:51 pm   #  

  8. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe   Unbelievable... of course the empty glass is a shame too ;-)
    October 14th, 2012 at 12:49 pm   #  

  9. ann nz   are there any shell fish, or is it completely empty? a lot of our beaches are also empty of shell fish. I hope the drying out of river murray won't have killed off any fish. Do you watch MKR? My kitchen rules.?
    October 13th, 2012 at 2:30 pm   #  

    • Vicki   The shell fish died. It was sandy river bottom for well over a year. I don't watch MKR
      October 15th, 2012 at 12:57 pm   #  

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