I've collected some photos from around the net. I thought I'd share them in case they are hard to come by where you are, as they tend to be here. Some are from the last week or so and the last two are from today, May 20, 2010. I warn you, they made me cry. I don't care if that sounds weak or sappy. I am devastated. I am showing these because I believe not enough people are seeing them. Maybe I'm wrong, I hope I am. I also believe these aren't the worst of what's out there or what's to come, but they are what I was able to find and store over the last couple weeks.
Booms protecting shorline. In recent
images, you can see the oil crossing
A worker dipped his hands in the "water".
An oil-soaked bird struggles for life against a ship.
Waves of oil
Ships dragging boom make attempts at clean-up.
Like vacuuming your house with tweezers.
Oil mixing with chemical dispersant.
May 20, 2010
Wetlands on Elmer's Island in Grand Isle, La.
Coastline of Southeast Louisiana.