Sandwiched between blackened sand and sky, camels search for untainted shrubs and water in the burning oil fields of southern Kuwait. Their desperate foraging reflects the environmental plight of a region ravaged by the gulf war. Canby, Thomas Y. (August 1991)
National Geographic, Vol. 180, No. 2, pgs. 2-3, August 1991, The Persian Gulf: After the Storm
Phaidon, 55, Iconic Images, final book_iconic, final print_milan, iconic photographs
As his army retreated from Kuwait, Saddam Hussein ordered the ignition of the oil fields that scatter the country. The effect was an ecological disaster of unimaginable scale. These camels are running from the fires. It is a futile effort: soon they will covered in oil that rains down from the sky.
Struggling camels silhouetted against the oil-fire, al-Ahmadi oil field, Kuwait, 1991. Pg 88,89, Untold.