It really says something about the state of Florida waters, when our most renowned Nature photographers visit to photograph the decline of what was once most beautiful. They cannot lie. To only photograph what is beautiful, is not to tell the story of what is happening to Florida’s waters.
On August 19, my husband Ed and I had the pleasure of taking award-winning Florida conservation photographer, Mac Stone, https://www.macstonephoto.com for a flight over the St Lucie River, Lake Okeechobee, and afterwards, for a Sunday toxic drive.
Today, I share Mac’s photos, a testament to the terrible we must change…
To be around Mac himself was very uplifting. His message, I offer below. Please visit his Facebook page to view how Mac presented his St Lucie algae experience and to see his other work that is entirely inspirational.
Thank you Mac for sharing. Thank you Mac for caring! It meant so much to have you visit the dear St Lucie and your story reaches the world.
“Cities and estuaries, homeowners and businesses, beach goers and anglers, dems and repubs, people and wildlife, we are all affected by polluted water, no matter where you live. It’s heartbreaking to see my beloved coasts and wetlands like this and to hear the desperation in residents’ voices as algae-laden water courses through the arteries of their backyards. Let’s make sure this doesn’t happen again. Elections are coming up and no matter how you lean, please vote for water.” ~Mac Stone
#noworneverglades #florida #algae #everglades @ Martin County, Florida
4 thoughts on “Our Algae Crisis Through the Lens of Master Photographer, Mac Stone”
Could algae “fingers ” be showing where calcium carbonate sand is being pushed to the surface by deep well injection. If this is the case our government has just destroyed Florida’s main resource required for human life.
Jacqui – GREAT ;pictures very sad subject matter. – GG
These are intense Dan
The photograph: St. Lucie Locks, An Outdated Model is most striking, poinignt and forboding.
It looks like something out of the Soviet Union Chernobyl accident. It speaks volumes about everything that’s so terribly wrong with the system; our attempt to “manage” water, and the disastrous consequences.
Thank you Mac Stone for your courage and keen eyesight.