Posted on 07 July 2010.
Back down to Louisiana and Alabama, photographer and Defenders of Wildlife friend Bill Campbell spent his second trip to the Gulf capturing on film the thick crude washed up on the once-pristine beaches of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and in the waters surrounding the brown pelican nesting colony at Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay.
Thanks to Defenders Jamie Clark and Cindy Hoffman, Bill was able view efforts to clean oiled birds at the Fort Jackson rehabilitation facility. He writes of the experience, “It was amazing to see all the people here working so hard and caring so much for these birds, it is just a shame that they have been put in this position by BP Oil.”
Read more about Bill’s most recent trip to the Gulf on his photoblog.
Posted in Birds, Commentary, Offshore Drilling, Photo, Southeast
Posted on 28 May 2010.
Photographer Bill Campbell, a longtime friend to Defenders of Wildlife, just returned from a trip to the oiled regions of the Gulf of Mexico.
Photographer Bill Campbell
He went to the Mobile area and to ground zero in Louisiana at the request of Jamie Rappaport Clark, Defenders’ executive vice president, to help document the damage the oil is inflicting on wildlife, habitat and human communities.
After viewing some of the damage first-hand, he calls this an “environmental disaster of epic proportions.”
Read Bill’s recent blog posts and see some of his photos, and stay tuned for more of his photos and stories in the coming weeks.
Posted in Commentary, Offshore Drilling, Photo, Southeast