I just came across these photos, reportedly of the Deepwater Horizon burning and sinking in the Gulf of Mexico (click on photos to enlarge). They were credited to a DOE employee. Even with pictures like these, it’s difficult to imagine how big the platform was, or that it could have been there at all, or that the ocean floor was a mile — a mile — below it. That’s more than twice the depth reachable by a modern submarine.
Deepwater Horizon gone, photos still emerging