2013 September 26, Thursday
Bayou Corne, Louisiana
Our 13th flyover of the Bayou Corne sinkhole since August 13, 2012, now 13 months after the first photos we brought to the public eye. We didn't see as much rainbow sheen on the surface of the sinkhole today, and it doesn't look any larger than it did a month ago. Wish we could think of something else non-negative to say about this tragic situation. But the proximity of the bayous and the community to the northwest that has been destroyed make that impossible.
Here are a few photos from today, followed by a set of photos that show a progression starting from August of 2013 through late July of this year. Then we have a video from today, and a gallery of additional photos from today.
Photos and videos from all of our previous flights can all be found in the right-hand margin of any page of this website, under "Special Articles", or under the main menu item "Preservation" and under that "Humanitarian."
As always, high-resolution versions of our photos are available for uses that benefit the public. Just contact us for permission to use them, and we'll be happy to share them with you. Please credit OnWingsOfCare.org for your uses, and remember that we are an all-volunteer organization and operate solely with the help of your donations!
For comparison, here is a progression of photos in time:The first two are from August 13, 2012. The next four are from April 02, 2013. The two following that are from May 06, 2013. And the last two are from June 08 and July 23 of this year.
Here is a video from today:
Finally, some additional photos from our flight today:
Thanks to Brayton Matthews of Lakefront Airport's Flightline First for joining us today to help us photograph and videotape Bayou Corne. And very special thanks to the New Mexico Bio Park Society for making a generous donation for many of our conservation projects and for allowing us to use some of that to help us continue to provide services such as this!