Message from the Gyre.
If you haven't already jumped on the environmental bandwagon in some aspect, these haunting photographs
will make you think twice about where your lighters and bottle caps end
up. (Answer: inside a baby albatross' belly.)
We could get all
preachy about the evils of big oil companies or the possible ignorance
of our own filthy waste ala garbage island but we'll leave it to the photographs for now. Chris Jordan traveled to Midway Atoll to document how our
trash kills tens of thousands of albatross
chicks a year. Pretty sick, in a bad way.
To document this phenomenon as faithfully as possible, not a single
piece of plastic in any of these photographs was moved, placed,
manipulated, arranged, or altered in any way. These images depict the
actual stomach contents of baby birds in one of the world's most remote
marine sanctuaries, more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent.