sandpipers (Calidris mauri) and offshore drilling platform

Sandpipers and offshore drilling platform

Sierra Magazine coverThis photograph appeared in the May-June 2006 issue of Sierra Magazine published by the Sierra Club. It accompanied a news piece about efforts by the U.S. Congress to reopen coastal areas to drilling: "the oil industry is counting on the high prices consumers are paying at the pump to overcome fears of blackened shores and oil-coated birds and seals."

Western Sandpipers - Calidris mauri. Bolsa Chica State Beach, Orange County, California. December 2003.