Murrumbidgee River, Australia
Swimming in a full Murrumbidgee River soon after the Tantangara Dam was opened to release recent rainwater. The word Murrumbidgee means ‘big water’ in the local Wiradjuri Aboriginal language. The water – arising at Peppercorn Hill in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales – is cold year round and eventually flows into the Murray-Darling River which waters Australia’s vast primary agricultural belt. Photo:@andrewquilty / Oculi for @newyorkerphoto. 12.27.2014.