Oil infinity

PhotographerStas Bartnikas
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryMoscow, Russian Federation
Photo DateOctober 2015
Entry Description

Aerial shot of oilsands production in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Oilsands industry is a huge source of harmful air pollution. Chemicals released from mines generate pollutants called secondary organic aerosols (SOAs), heavy particles that become significant component of pollution . Alberta's oilsands generate 45 to 84 tonnes of SOAs a day making it one of the largest source of SOAs in Canada.