Saturday, June 12, 2010


These are pictures of the Gulf taken from the air by Katie King, a Pensacola News Journal photographer.
At the time of the taking of these pictures, the "large and colorful oil plumes can be seen floating near the surface of the water about 6 - 10 miles south of Pensacola Pass on Friday afternoon. According to Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection, the plum is two miles wide and stretches 40 miles into the Gulf."

Pensacola Pass is the entry to our bays (Pensacola Bay, Escambia Bay, East Bay, and all our bayous and rivers.

This is what's heading our way.

I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.


  1. I don't know what to say. It doesn't seem the news can get worse, but every day it does.

  2. AH: There really isn't anything to say is there? It's happening and there is nothing we can do to stop it. But the good news is that there are still beautiful places here that have not yet been touched by the oil and I think for my own sanity, I need to spend time there and take pictures of uplifting scenes instead of these dreadful images. Thank goodness for blog friends like you who keep me laughing and always leave me with a smile on my face. You'll never know the value of that.

  3. OUCH- that hurts to look at.
    At least with a hurricane we know it will blow over in a couple of days... but this is like watching a map of a plague.>.>.>
    Your sunsets are a soothing relief!
    I'm on my way to Milton shortly.
    Yesterday painting out felt good. Nature has a way of covering us, somehow.
    keep shootin

  4. How horrible. Yet some of them look like art unfortunately.

  5. Ciel: Yes, there really is some beauty here, but there is also ugliness lurking underneath.

  6. I am so sorry because of this disaster. It is amazing but I have to admit that the oil makes these photos breathtaking...just like abstract art.


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