One of the things I love about Kris’ photography is how he avoids cliché, and instead aims for a unique, memorable image that can make you look at something in a completely new way.

And while much of the most wrenching photography from the Gulf right now focuses on oil-soaked wildlife – and rightly so – Kris’ photographry also give us a glimpse of the many ways of life that are on the line here, and a taste of the raw emotion felt by so many. That, along with photographs of wildlife and breathtaking vistas often perilously close to encroaching slicks, offers a reminder that the stakes are terribly, terribly high.

Posted via web from Rob Cottingham’s posterous