- Jun 5, 2010   Updated: Jun 16 2011
From the horrors of the Guatemala sinkhole 2010 to the BP oil spill, there have been plenty of opportunities for disaster photography. These photo sets feature some of the world's most destructive recent events, from deadly hurricanes to volcano eruptions, earthquakes and floods.

Each of these disaster photography sets is more frightening--and well-shot--than the last. The BP oil spill shoot in particular is sure to make you think.

Implications - With the rise of visual media outlets, the public is now able to almost immediately see any time, place or event from anywhere in the world occur as it is happening. This extraordinary ability has opened up a realm of possibilities for artists and photographers, who capture significant historical moments from across the globe.

From the Guatemala Sinkhole 2010 to Oil Spill Shoots: