Monday, June 14, 2010

Oceanic Armegeddon

The cover of this week's Newsweek magazine is one of my shots, a loggerhead turtle shot off Molasses Reef in Key Largo. This is one stock photo I never wished to sell for this kind of a story: "What the Spill Will Kill". I've heard that nearly 500 turtles have already been killed in the Gulf of Mexico. The count of marine mortality will be coming for months and years from now. Whether the bluefin tuna spawn, or the dolphins, or the whales sharks, or simply the seafloor critters that are less "marquee" but no less critical.

This is a disaster of Biblical proportions.