Drought: The Harrowing Photos Australians Need To See
Cattle feed on a parched pasture on a farm in Coonabarabran owned by Ambrose and Lisa Doolan and relief from the dry weather isn't expected until spring at the earliest.
Too Weak To Eat
Farmer Tanya Jerry, also from Coonabarabran, spends her time caring for her animals some of which are too weak to eat.
A malnourished and vulnerable lamb sits curled up on the dry earth.
Seven-year-old Heidi Taylor plays in the dirt fields on her family's farm.
Dams In Distress
This small pool of water is what is left of a dam on a farm in Coonabarabran.
Barren And Bare
Dry pastures stretch for as long as the eye can see on the Doolan property.
Dead cattle are commonplace on the Jerry property.
80-year-old Carol Jerry hand-feeds orphaned lambs as ewes are unable to produce milk and so, abandon their babies.
Skin And Bone
No rain means no food leaving livestock starving.
Six-year-old Harry Taylor with the bones of a dead animal.
The Jerry family farm 'Marlborough' is 40 km outside Coonabarabran.
A photographer has captured the true extent of the devastation caused by drought.
Warning: Distressing Images
Photos: Brook Mitchell/Getty