1990 Photo Contest, News Feature, 2nd prize

Natalie Fobes

National Geographic

01 January, 1989

A common murre beats its wings in a futile attempt to fly away. In March, the worst oil disaster in the history of the US made headlines around world when the Exxon Valdez ran aground. An area the size of New Jersey in Prince William Sound was covered with a thick blanket of oil and 1,609km of the state's rocky coast became badly contaminated.

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Natalie Fobes

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