Burning Off The Surface Oil From BP's Deepwater OilSpill

    Newer Older

    Surface oil burns in the Gulf of Mexico as part of the oil spill clean-up. Clearly this is an ineffective way to deal with a disaster this size.

    mattgist, snapawayoungman, luckyfish, and 102 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    View 7 more comments

    1. Duncan Rawlinson. Duncan.co 47 months ago | reply

      there must be a better way

    2. larz_73 47 months ago | reply

      It's going to get worse before it gets better.

    3. rafallano 47 months ago | reply

      Impressive shot

      Well done, I love it.

      Congratulations for the explore... fantastic job

      La receta del gazpacho de cerezas

    4. Caity, c.s.k. [deleted] 47 months ago | reply

      Gripping shot.

    5. Big Rock Cat [deleted] 47 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Big Rock Cat's Love, Life, Art, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      shame on you, bp...

    6. erikschmidt 47 months ago | reply

      Reminiscent of all those shots of burning oilfields from the first Gulf War.

    7. Malou Sinding 47 months ago | reply

      A terrible tragedy...! Great shot to document it.

    8. alnet2010 47 months ago | reply

      Quelle tristesse! Mais superbe photo.

    9. The Blackbird [deleted] 47 months ago | reply

      My heart doesn't ache for the people. We've brought it on ourselves. My heart aches for the wildlife. There are vast dead zones being created under the surface of the Gulf where the oxygen content of the water is too low to sustain aquatic life forms that rely on it.

    10. ViMFuR 47 months ago | reply

      Superbly done, overwhelming image!
      Protect our Gulf Coast!

    11. AlexHawkPhotography 47 months ago | reply

      never seen that before, great shot!

    12. Sweet Sunday _04 47 months ago | reply

      What a disaster!

    13. P!XELTREE 47 months ago | reply

      looks a little bit like Kuwait in 1991 - well... except the the water/sand difference o.O

      Nevertheless, great picture of a big disaster..

    14. Derek K. Miller 46 months ago | reply

      "They" didn't poison it. We poisoned it.

    15. pigneguy*michael 45 months ago | reply

      With 606 oilfields, the Niger delta supplies 40% of all the crude the United States imports and is the world capital of oil pollution. Life expectancy in its rural communities, half of which have no access to clean water, has fallen to little more than 40 years over the past two generations. Locals blame the oil that pollutes their land and can scarcely believe the contrast with the steps taken by BP and the US government to try to stop the Gulf oil leak and to protect the Louisiana shoreline from pollution.

      "If this Gulf accident had happened in Nigeria, neither the government nor the company would have paid much attention," said the writer Ben Ikari, a member of the Ogoni people. "This kind of spill happens all the time in the delta."

      "The oil companies just ignore it. The lawmakers do not care and people must live with pollution daily. The situation is now worse than it was 30 years ago. Nothing is changing. When I see the efforts that are being made in the US I feel a great sense of sadness at the double standards. What they do in the US or in Europe is very different."


    16. Fluidzen 45 months ago | reply

      Would like to use your photos in mockunetary on spill in conjunction with bpblows campaign



    keyboard shortcuts: previous photo next photo L view in light box F favorite < scroll film strip left > scroll film strip right ? show all shortcuts