From any eye and all angles, the Murray-Darling River Basin conjures a grand but vexing vista. It stretches over a thousand miles across southern Australia. Its tributaries, wetlands and billabongs determine the landscape of those who live there — thousands of lives that in turn shape its fate too.

J. Carl Ganter, an award-winning photojournalist, writer and broadcast reporter, is the co-founder and director of Circle of Blue. For a complete list of credits, acknowledgements and other resources related to Circle of Blue’s coverage of “The Biggest Dry” please click here.