1994 Photo Contest, Nature, Singles, 1st prize

Claudio Herdener

Editorial Atlántida

01 January, 1993

In Patagonia some 80,000 birds die every year after being trapped in oily pools created during oil production. The birds, mistaking the pools for water, struggle to escape for several days. When they die, their bodies - and later their skeletons - remain suspended on the surface. In 1992 a law was passed forbidding the creation of new pools.

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Claudio Herdener

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