An Oil Spill Fouls the California Coastline

An oil pipeline burst yesterday, spilling an estimated 21,000 gallons (79,500 liters) of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara, California. The oil slick spread at least four miles along Refugio State Beach by sunset, as emergency response and cleanup crews converged on the scene. The pipeline was secured hours after the discovery of the spill, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Read more
Hints: View this page full screen. Skip to the next and previous photo by typing j/k or ←/→.

Most Recent

  • Lisa Maree Williams / Getty

    Photos of the Week: Masked Monks, Windmill Walk, Birthday Parade

    Lockdown in Nepal, a drive-up church service in Tennessee, a medical isolation booth in Boston, a medical detection dog in England, a sanitizing tunnel in Mexico, and much more

  • John Moore / Getty

    Photos: The Volunteers

    A collection of images capturing some of the generosity that this pandemic has inspired

  • Christopher Furlong / Getty

    Wild Goats Roam Through an Empty Welsh Town

    A small herd of goats has taken to the quiet streets of Llandudno, Wales.

  • George Frey / Getty

    A Moment for Drive-In Movie Theaters

    Moviegoers attending drive-ins during the pandemic—finding entertainment outside their homes, together with others, yet safely apart