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Images of the Destruction From the Gulf Oil Disaster



May 25, 2010 – Comments (3)

A picture is worth a thousand words and these are worth several thousand words, only some of which can appear on here without getting the post reported :).



Oil moves past an oil rig, top right, in Chandeleur Sound on May 5. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)


An oil-soaked bird (likley a duck or loon with an off color beak) struggles against the side of an Iron Horse supply vessel at the site of the oil spill off Louisiana on May 9. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)


A dead jellyfish floats amid oil May 6 in the Gulf of Mexico, southwest of the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River on the coast of Louisiana. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)


An aerial view of the northern Chandeleur barrier islands, 20 miles from the main Louisiana coastline, shows sheens of oil reaching land May 6. (AP Photo/David Quinn)


A Greenpeace worker collects samples of oil May 19 that washed up along the mouth of the Mississippi River near Venice, La. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)


Oil swirls in the Gulf of Mexico currents May 6. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)


Risers, the outer casings of oil drill pipes, are seen on the deck of the service vessel Joe Griffin as it prepares to head to Port Fourchon, La., on May 11. (Pool Photo/Gerald Herbert)


A glob of oil thought to be from the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico sits on a reed on a beach in Southwest Pass, La., on May 15. (Reuters/Lee Celano) 


An oil-covered dragonfly, stuck to marsh grass, tries to clean itself May 18 in Garden Island Bay near Venice. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)


A pod of bottlenose dolphins swims in the oily water of Chandeleur Sound on May 6.  Five days later, six dead dolphins were found along the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


Pelicans fly past a nest of eggs apparently stained with oil on a Louisiana island May 22. The island is home to hundreds of brown pelican nests as well as terns, gulls and roseated spoonbills. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) 


An oil-stained cattle egret is seen on the deck of the Joe Griffin supply vessel May 9. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) 


Thanks to Yahoo and the AP for the pictures and text


3 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On May 25, 2010 at 2:39 PM, outoffocus (22.84) wrote:

I literally just got finished looking at these on Yahoo.

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#2) On May 25, 2010 at 2:44 PM, russiangambit (28.67) wrote:

The only chance BP had was to find a solution before oil reached the shore and people got too emotional from seeing it. Too late now. It is an unmitigated disaster.

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#3) On May 25, 2010 at 2:45 PM, imobillc (< 20) wrote:

I saw some of these @ Huffington Post just the other day!

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