Photo of the Day

April 19, 2009

Drill Pad on Wetlands, Russia

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment

A drill pad built on top of fragile wetlands probes for new oil reserves. Technology imported from the West is helping Russia's oil industry modernize, but Soviet-era spills and pipeline breaks have contaminated much of the region.

See more photographs from the June 2008 feature story "Frozen Assets."

Photograph by Gerd Ludwig

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