This June 15 photo by Richard Shephard showcases the dirty stains left by oil bashing breakwater rocks at Fort Livingston on Isle Grand Terre, La.
On his Web site, he makes these observations about what he calls “BP’s Forgotten Isle:”
“From the air, Grand Terre’s verdent green interior, tide pools, marshes, coastal dunes and beaches are a truly captivating sight. At an altitude of one thousand feet, it’s easy to dream of lazy days and barefoot beachcoming. At five hundred feet, however, one is shocked into reality. The sight and smell of oil begins to depress the senses. Fly even lower, as low and slow as a pelican, and the view is mind-numbing.”
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