08 Aug '12, 7pm

These new high-res photos of Deepwater Horizon will make you go ‘Holy

These new high-res photos of Deepwater Horizon will make you go ‘Holy

Hey, remember when drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded in 2010, causing the worst offshore environmental disaster in U.S. history? Of course you do, because it was a humongous news story that went on for months with countless tragic outcomes (starting with the 11 people who died in the explosion). But even though I followed the news when it happened, I have never seen pictures of the disaster that were anywhere near as staggering as these. The pics were just uploaded by Reddit user joedamadman , but obviously they’re not new. I tracked them down as best I could, and found that this guy posted them on a photography forum in May 2010 (i.e. the month after the disaster), saying that they’d been sent to him by oil workers from the Deepwater Horizon crew: These pictures were being sent to me by other oilfield workers that wanted to keep me updated…my younger brother was 30 ...

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