Seattle-based photographer Daniel Beltrá took these images for the book Spill (which you can buy here.) They're beautiful, perfectly crafted shots despite their horrible—and gut-wrenching to the point of nausea—subject matter: The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The incompetence of British Petroleum, Halliburton, and Transocean killed 11 people and destroyed the wildlife and the economy of the area, an impact that will be affecting everyone for decades to come despite the efforts to repair the devastation caused by this catastrophe.


You can buy the book here.

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