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I am in the Florida Keys, a beautiful secluded paradise off the coast of Florida. My family and I come here 5 or 6 times a year, it is our second home. It is my own personal paradise. And it is in danger of being destroyed, along with many other places in the U.S. due to BP's oil spill in the gulf coast. This is a HUGE issue, why hasn't anything been done!? It has been a month and they haven't blocked the leak in the gulf of mexico, and every minute so much oil is spilling out into our ocean...

Tar balls have already been found in the keys, where fishing and tourism is the main source of income for the economy

Video of tar being found and the spill:
[link]

I basically just want to spread awareness of this issue. Something needs to be done. BP has not taken responsibility and our government has yet to take action.

"PROTECT ME" SERIES & MORE ART RELATED TO THE BP OIL SPILL HERE [link]


WOW! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MY FIRST DD! I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS CAUSE. :blowkiss:


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T a k e F l i g h t by =Kateriphotography. A beautiful shot, aimed at raising awareness of the devastating events caused by the BP Oil spill in the Gulf ( Featured by fourteenthstar )
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TristenCoy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Photographer
:D You have been feature here! ~> [link] (:
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:iconkriselt:
kriselt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
It looks so calm! Wonderful!
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:iconaliwithaneye:
AliWithAnEye Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
:hug:
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:iconleebolton:
leebolton Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
great photo the light makes the photo love it
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:iconblondofu:
blondofu Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010   Photographer
breath taking! what kinda bird is it?
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:iconaliwithaneye:
AliWithAnEye Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
I believe it is a type of seagull :)
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:iconblondofu:
blondofu Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010   Photographer
sweetness :meow:
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:iconchwazz:
Chwazz Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010   Photographer
Real good photo! I really love it, it looks like straight from an old nature-science book I used to read when I was a kid, but of course, your picture is way way better!
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:iconaliwithaneye:
AliWithAnEye Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
:)
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:iconjaidaksghost:
jaidaksghost Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
oh my - congratulations! :worship: :clap: :wave:
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:iconaliwithaneye:
AliWithAnEye Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
:blowkiss:
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:iconvlastas:
vlastas Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot! :)

Featured here [link]
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:iconmayonaka-hoshi:
Mayonaka-Hoshi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
BP ugh I hate them ever since the spill.
All those animals...T _ T
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:iconromylyn:
Romylyn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
GORGEOUS ....
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:iconcierrawilson:
cierrawilson Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Student Photographer
I <3 birdy
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:icondarknalone:
DarknAlone Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
I'm sorry, I really can't help your cause, but I wish you to have the strenght and the love of peoples to save this place. The picture is very beautiful and peaceful.
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:iconaliwithaneye:
AliWithAnEye Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you, and just by supporting it, you are helping. :)
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:icon0greshnik0:
0gREshnik0 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this picture is amazing :]
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:iconlouisleung:
louisleung Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
awesome
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:iconclippys:
clippys Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
beautiful work
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:iconphotofreak07:
photofreak07 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
just perfect !!!! :heart:
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:iconoprettylights:
oprettylights Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Student
Wow.
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:iconblue-bird-1494:
Blue-Bird-1494 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
beautiful :D
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:iconoutlawninja:
OutlawNinja Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Mother Nature weeps at the plight this oil spill has caused.
We had one here on the East coast of Australia recently, right on my doorstep.
The big companies truly don't care about nature ... to them it is just something to be exploited for the $$$

Keep up your good work mate !!
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:icontrixieryuu:
TrixieRyuu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
you caught an angel :)
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:iconclippys:
clippys Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
pretty
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:iconkorpa16:
Korpa16 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
it's cool
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:iconheyburton:
HeyBurton Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
I love photography that takes up a cause, most especially when nature is involved. Well done!

As for the spill, I watched an interesting video yesterday that showed news footage from a giant spill in the gulf back in 1979, and the efforts to stop it that didn't work back then are the same things they're trying now, which not surprisingly still don't work. The difference is that the leak back then was in I think 200 feet of water, and this one is 5,000 feet under water. That one went on for, I think, about 7 months. Relief wells are what finally helped them stop it. Of course, relief wells may be what enables them to continue to use that same source of oil even after the spill is stopped. Guess what BP's first choice would be if that were the case? And I can almost guarantee you that BP is most concerned with the shareholders, not the fisherman or the local populations or even the wildlife. I'm not a scientist and can't speak very intelligently to the plausibility of ending our dependence on oil, but as a 41 year old born and raised in this country, I can speak for hours on the widely varied and damaging effects that greed has brought to us, and unfortunately it's a mindset that has taken a hold of most of us. It's not just the heads of corporations who are to blame. It's not just the politicians. It's the people who demand lower prices which give life to corporate monsters like Walmart, ignoring the damage done to the local communities and unfair treatment to the workers. It all has a ripple effect. Jobs move overseas to lower costs and improve profit margins, product lifespans get drastically shortened both by design (buy a new "thing" every three years) and lower standards of quality, economies suffer, all so we can have everything we want when we want it. It's not always easy to shop with a conscious, but it's infinitely more rewarding and better for everyone. When the people demand higher standards instead of lower prices, the ripple effect will go the other way. Will it end oil spills? Maybe not. But maybe tougher regulations would decrease the chances of this happening as frequently as it has. We've all been moving in the wrong direction, but it's not too late to turn it around.
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:iconaliwithaneye:
AliWithAnEye Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
oh yes i saw that video as well! it is ridiculous that we can't come up with new ideas. Another reason i want to spread awareness. The community can contribute with ideas and with their voices. And i agree with you completely, something needs to change in the way we live. The greed and selfish nature of humanity is disgusting. We use our planet and destroy it like our existence is more important. Most people don't realize that we ARE nature. We ARE part of this earth. We are all connected. How we treat our planet will ultimately affect ourselves. I just don't understand how people are so blind to that, especially in america.
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WilltheArtMan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Even the people who understand exactly what you're saying still mostly shop for that bargain (the one supported by poor wages on the far side of the world and shipping all the way here) and drive whatever big vehicle they want -- in which they'll make a 30-minute trip to the theater, then go home, and then go back to the same area a couple of hours later to shop, and then... They'll whine about gas prices, and then whine when one of the many wells in the gulf -- there to help with supply and those prices -- goes bad. Awareness changes the way some people do things, but it isn't a real cure for many people, at all. Most people are happily ignorant, or if they know, they won't actually do much. We should count ourselves blessed that people recycle half the aluminum. If only we, as a whole, were that good about the majority of issues. I hope everyone keeps raising an unholy fuss about the gulf spill, so that changes will be made and new technology developed to prevent future spills or at least cap the blowouts and clean up much better.
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:iconheyburton:
HeyBurton Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
:nod: Well said. I hope we as a species realize this before it's too late. :hug:
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Chocorroles Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Even though this picture is not about the water, it manages to transmit your message and the situation's feeling c:

And you were very lucky and skilled to catch such momment.

Also, maybe this is of your interest: [link]
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:iconaliwithaneye:
AliWithAnEye Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
oh wow! thank you!
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:iconnemike:
nemike Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Congratulations on the DD!! Wonderfully deserving photo and message.
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:iconaliwithaneye:
AliWithAnEye Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you so much!
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:iconzalji:
zalji Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
nice shot
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:iconaliwithaneye:
AliWithAnEye Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you! :blowkiss:
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:iconlandika:
LANDIKA Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
WOW
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:iconaliwithaneye:
AliWithAnEye Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
:D
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:iconescaped-emotions:
escaped-emotions Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
Featured here: [link] - hope you like it. :) :heart:
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:iconaliwithaneye:
AliWithAnEye Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
:bow: thank you
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:iconalemonia08:
Alemonia08 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
great great great shot....
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:iconaliwithaneye:
AliWithAnEye Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
:blowkiss:
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:iconmektek22:
mektek22 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010   General Artist
That's an awesome picture! I'm very disgusted with the oil companies, who are willing to sacrifice the environment as well as their employees safety for profit.
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:iconaslix:
aslix Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great shot :clap:
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:iconkebeca1690:
Kebeca1690 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
great pic of such an elegant bird...quite a poetic way to raise consciousness!! definitively worth a DD
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:iconaliwithaneye:
AliWithAnEye Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you :blowkiss:
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:iconthunderzz:
thunderzZ Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
you catch a perfect shot....amazing lights and motion feel in this picture
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snowwolfsabertooth Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
i hope the oil gets cleaned up soon!
and for anyone who wants to sign petitions and/or donate to helping with the oil spill or preventing future ones from happening, you can go to avaaz.org, and there are a bunch of things you can do. avaaz.org
what bird is that? at first i thought it was a dove
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