Among the most disturbing consequences of global warming is our country’s continued experience with Frankenstorms. One man who knows that well is photographer Mario Tama, who has captured an arsenal of moving images from some of our country’s most destructive episodes.
Recently, his work was recognized by Pictures of the Year International (POY), an organization that annually honors the most exceptional imagery in photojournalism.
These shots are from Tama’s portfolio of superstorm coverage, named “2012 Climate Change: A New Normal in America?” The photographer’s work demonstrates the eviscerating aftermath of our planet’s sporadic weather transformations due to global warming.
Tama received an honorable mention by POY for his compilation of images from Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Isaac. What follows are some of the highlights (or, lowlights) from his portfolio.
Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images