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SHORTLISTED ENVIRONMENT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2008..The fire from a gas flare is reflected in the soup of dead insects floating in an open pit of crude oil at its base. The legacy of thirty years of oil extraction in the Ecuadorian amazon. Insects and birds are attracted to fire like a giant candle or simply fall into one of the many unlined pits of crude oil which have been left by the oil extracters as unwanted waste..An environmental law suit is currently raging between Chevron and 30,000 indigenous Ecuadorians over the pollution of thousands of square hectares of pristine jungle. Permission for editorial use only.