June 17, 2011

Chris Jordan

It’s impossible to ever go out and actually see the entire Great Pacific Garbage Patch, but photographer Chris Jordan does a good job of putting us face-to-face with the results of our consumption and waste. His series of photographs taken on the Midway Atoll islands documents the plastic particles found inside the stomachs of thousands of dead baby albatrosses. The birds die of dehydration and malnutrition after their parents mistakenly forage the Pacific Ocean for food and bring back only garbage to feed their young.

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