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Pray for the Pelicans, 6: Fly Away

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 30 May 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

It's Sunday, Y'all!

But repeating this past week's message... The BP oil spill has invaded the brown pelican rookeries along the Louisiana coastal wetlands. Nesting pelicans are being coated by oil and dying. This may just be the beginning of the devastation this out of control oil spill will visit upon the entire Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. The Top Kill method of closing off the well has failed.

Please pray for the pelicans and all other living things along the Gulf of Mexico. God willing, may they fly away or swim to places of safety from these terrible danger zones.

If you have pelican photos, or any other type of marine life, beaches, or water and sky shots, please post them every chance you can so we'll all notice and remember. God made pelicans for life.

Soli Deo Gloria!

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2 1/1000 second F/6.3 ISO 50 63 mm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Your image is beautiful showing the silhouette of the Pelicans graceful flight pattern.
I am deeply saddened about the devastation caused and continues to worsen with no remedy in sight.
This is a deep wound that may never be mended or returned to what it was.
Incredible how lives have changed in this past month.

30 May 2010 5:31am

@Barbara: So hard to believe so little has been accomplished in 40 days, except for the oil to continue pouring out while BP and Federal officials trade disclaimers and make promises never kept.

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

A stunning and very beautiful image, and thanks for the update as well. The impact and legacy of the disaster will last longer than the liars in power right now, sadly.

30 May 2010 5:50am

@SOUL AFLAME: These are terribly sad times for all who live in the Gulf of Mexico region, and on this planet. We're all diminished by this catastrophe.

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Now this is stunning!!! I love the tones combined with the silhouettes of the birds. I still can't get over this oil spill - it's heartbraking!

30 May 2010 7:44am

@✿ Anina ✿: Yes it is. Thanks for the comment Anina.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Nice shot

30 May 2010 8:56am

@Calusarus: Thanks.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I'd like to spend the morning spilling out my sadness and anger, but we have two hungry grandchildren to tend to and then get ready for a very special Memorial Day service and church picnic.
Suffice it to say, I'm sickened, that big business can 'go to bed' with government and destroy our planet!
Bless you, Glenn, for your leadership. ♥

30 May 2010 11:58am

@Judy: Sickened is how I feel also Judy. And terribly, terribly sad.

Chris from South Jersey, United States

beautiful shot - love the silhouettes and the colors in the sky....

30 May 2010 12:42pm

@Chris: Nice comment, thank you.

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Another fantastic shot to express your outrage and protest, saw some statements from BP last night and what gets me wild is they way the talk as if its just business as usual and no sense of urgency to either stop the leak or protect the wildlife really infuriates me

30 May 2010 12:56pm

@JJ: BP officials appear to be totally tone-deaf to the tragedy and heartbreak people all over America and the world are feeling right now. Just as it is becoming increasingly clear they were tone deaf to the lack of safety and precautions which were unfolding on the rig before it exploded into catastrophe.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

That article you linked is just plain sad. It's so frustrating to be so outraged, and feel so damn helpless.......the Gulf Coast is a disaster in the making, and it just looks like there's no relief in sight.....All we can do is hope that relief comes quickly........I continue to join you in your outrage, as evidenced by my postings..... (except for tomorrow.....)

30 May 2010 1:49pm

@Susan: Much thanks Susan. it is good to be not alone in this hope for relief and release from this terrible dream.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Oh Glen, I am so sick over the oil spill- I am afraid that the devastation will end up being more far reaching than we can imagine.....It has and will affect each and every one of us on this beautiful planet.

30 May 2010 3:24pm

@Tracy: Nightmare scenario could have been avoided. BP chose the unacceptably risky path. Read this.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

i've posted pelicans thru next thursday.... (when can i go back to posting other stuff??? don't have enough pelicans or gulf wildlife to keep me going till they get this mess stopped!!??!!)

31 May 2010 12:04am

@Susan: Great work, Susan! I appreciate your dedication to getting this important message out for all the pelicans and life-forms who live in and around the stricken Gulf of Mexico. I guess you can stop and post other things whenever your supply of pelican and gulf wildlife photos runs out. I know it won't diminish your caring one bit. Thanks!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I'm posting with you the next few days starting here. This nightmare is just unbelievable.

31 May 2010 5:29am

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Very pretty--it's simple but perfect.

1 Jun 2010 5:20pm

Dutch from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful!

1 Jun 2010 11:36pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wonderful composition of these lovely birds.

2 Jun 2010 9:52pm

morbil from Melbourne, Australia

OK WOW just that WOW!!!!

5 Jun 2010 1:16am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Thanks for the link to the article Glen- Sickening what these companies can get away with, and then try to sugar coat it later, after the fact.

7 Jun 2010 4:46pm

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2
1/1000 second
F/6.3
ISO 50
63 mm

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