Snow owl flights over a world hell-bent on self destruction
Such a shame. Human beings have devolved into lazy, greedy, self-obsessed consumption machines. Naturally, this has consequences and the recent BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is hardly a surprise. Three weeks after the explosion and sinking of Deepwater Horizon, the environmental damage is becoming apparent and increasing in folds, as more than 5,000 barrels continue to leak.
All efforts to contain the oil spill have been unsuccessful which raises questions. Why we don’t have the technology to deal with such issues? Why haven’t oil giants invested more of their profits into developing new methods of containing such disasters? And why is international law still allowing such risky freight transport of oil considering how often this seems to happen? 27 in the last decade alone.
Only three weeks in and the environmental damage is slowly revealing itself to epic measures. I don’t even want to think about the full list of consequences which will probably take a few months, if not years, to affect our oceans, our planet and us. For more images see The Big Picture by Alan Taylor.