Photographing the BP oil spill

Photographer Daniel Beltra spent 40 days photographing the aftermath of the BP oil spill. The spill resulted in 4.9 million barrels of oil pumped into the gulf; only 800,000 barrels have been trapped by containment efforts. We still don’t know the full impact of the spill. Beltra’s photos are now on display through April 21 at the G2 Gallery in Venice.

Fort Jackson, Louisiana (USA). June 20, 2010. Volunteers of the Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research and the International Bird Rescue Research Center run the facility in Fort Jackson, Louisiana , where they clean birds covered in oil from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead. The BP leased oil platform that exploded on April 20 and sank after burning. Photo by © Daniel Beltra/Greenpeace.
Fort Jackson, Louisiana (USA). June 20, 2010. Volunteers of the Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research and the International Bird Rescue Research Center run the facility in Fort Jackson, Louisiana , where they clean birds covered in oil from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead.

A plume of smoke rises from a burn of collected oil. A total of 411 controlled burns were used to try rid the Gulf of the most visible surface oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon wellhead.
A plume of smoke rises from a burn of collected oil. A total of 411 controlled burns were used to try rid the Gulf of the most visible surface oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon wellhead.

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Comments

  1. MikeHarrison
    May 31, 2014, 7:34 am

    Oh god...! This is drastic. Hydrocarbons coming from these Oil spills will affect the marine water and other surrounding living beings. These toxic compounds causes for a negative impact to the enviormental system especially to marine eco system.Recently NAIMOR's come with a revolutionary solution that will help to tacle the situation some extend. Their 3 dimensional carbon material will absorb these toxic elements including hydrophobic. Other main advantage is it can be reused many times were it will not lose its absorbing capacity at any time. Any way I appreciate their work. Keep it going.

  • MikeHarrison

    Oh god…! This is drastic. Hydrocarbons coming from these Oil spills will affect the marine water and other surrounding living beings. These toxic compounds causes for a negative impact to the enviormental system especially to marine eco system.Recently NAIMOR's come with a revolutionary solution that will help to tacle the situation some extend. Their 3 dimensional carbon material will absorb these toxic elements including hydrophobic. Other main advantage is it can be reused many times were it will not lose its absorbing capacity at any time. Any way I appreciate their work. Keep it going.