Ducks by Cyrene Krey

More DAPL Photos

Blue Heart on Tree by Cyrene Krey
A blue heart painted onto a tree near the Illinois River, one of the major waterways the Dakota Access Pipeline crosses. The risk of a spill along one of these major sources of fresh water has been a motivating factor in the opposition to the pipeline.
Old Tree by Cyrene Krey
A tall, old tree stood along the roadside at a scenic turnout located near the Illinois-Iowa crossing. Based on the survey flags that were there, it stood directly in the path of the pipeline at the time of my visit. This probably means this beautiful tree has since been removed to make way for an oil pipeline.
Gray Trees by Cyrene Krey
Bare autumn trees are reflected in the waters at the Mahaska County Conservation Center in Iowa, near where the pipeline route is located. Locals complained to us about the pipeline, stating they felt it put their waters at risk and compromised unmarked Native burial grounds located in the area.
Ducks by Cyrene Krey
Several different species of aquatic birds were observed at the Maskunky Marsh, a small marsh maintained by Mahaska County Conservation. The pipeline is immediately adjacent to the marsh that waterfowl make home during breeding seasons and use to refuel during migratory periods. Loss of habitats like this have led to numerous disease outbreaks, compromising both bird and human health.
Wind Farm by Cyrene Krey
A wind farm in Iowa was the last stop of the second day of the trip. While wind turbines are controversial because of the harm they can inflict on birds, it was an interesting dichotomy to see an oil pipeline being constructed through a source of renewable energy.

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Oldies but Goodies

I didn’t get out to do much photography this month because of how busy I’ve been with school, so I’m just going to share some photos that are a couple years old (or older!). Enjoy! 🙂

Indiana Sunset by Cyrene Krey
Indiana Sunset by Cyrene Krey
Abstract Patterns in Stone by Cyrene Krey
Abstract Patterns in Stone by Cyrene Krey
Reflections by Cyrene Krey
Reflections by Cyrene Krey
Ruins by Cyrene Krey
Ruins by Cyrene Krey
The Office by Cyrene Krey
The Office by Cyrene Krey
Finch by Cyrene Krey
Finch by Cyrene Krey