With Mark away in a country where this sort of thing would probably never happen, I suppose it falls to me to point you in the direction of the horribly beautiful photography afforded by such a disgusting disaster as the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. As of this morning, Big Picture has a stunning photo set of oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and subsequent spill reaching the shores of Louisiana and their animal inhabitants. To be honest, not so many of these are scarily beautiful; they’re mostly just filthy. Take a moment to look.
(Photo: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)