Environment

Aerial photos of the oil slick

James Duncan Davidson, TED’s conference photographer, is among a crew of five photographers and videographers reporting on the Gulf of Mexico for the TEDxOilSpill Expedition. His photos, taken aboard a plane above the Deepwater Horizon accident site, reveal the staggering extent of the oil slick. See the full photo set >>

Burning Oil

Burning oil on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.

Slick

The first major oil slick we saw on the way to the Deepwater Horizon site.

Burning Oil

Burning Oil

Burning Oil

Burning Oil

Burning oil on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.

The Source

The Source

The Deepwater Horizon accident site.

Surface Oil

Surface Oil

Surface Oil

Oil on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.

Discoverer Enterprise

The Discoverer Enterprise at the Deepwater Explorer disaster site.

Controlled Burn

Gas is flared in a controlled burn at the Deepwater Horizon disaster site.

Discoverer Enterprise

The Discoverer Enterprise at the Deepwater Explorer disaster site.

Controlled Burn

Gas is flared in a controlled burn at the Deepwater Horizon disaster site.

Discoverer Enterprise

The Discoverer Enterprise at the Deepwater Explorer disaster site.

Deepwater Driller II

Deepwater Driller II at the Deepwater Horizon disaster site. This is one of two drilling rigs drilling the relief wells.

Surface Oil

Oil on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.

Burning Oil

Burning oil on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.

All photos in this set credit: James Duncan Davidson. June 17th, 2010.

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