This is an excellent photograph. What's most surprising to me is that it's a handout photo from BP. How's that for transparency?
BP handout via AFP - Getty Images
This BP handout image shows tar balls that washed ashore in Gulf Shores, Alabama on 07 June, 2010 as beach goers continue on enjoying the hot summer weather. BP engineers seeking to contain the worst oil spill in US history captured more than 14,800 barrels of crude from a blown-out well in the past 24 hours, the top US disaster official Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen said June 8.