One Year Later
Powerful pictures can have the strange effect of making us remember while wanting to forget. On this anniversary of the BP disaster, and many thousands of images later, we share a visual chronicle of particular moments captured by land, sea and air - from the high drama of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, to the granular evidence of a single, oil-slicked bird, and our massive communal response.
Audubon's September/October cover image for the magazine's Special Report on the BP Gulf Oil Disaster takes us back a year, but it doesn’t leave us there. This simple, elegant image of a cresting , oil-stained wave looks forward as well, to the challenge of remaining engaged in the longer range problems and solutions that continue to unfold.