Chris Jordan: Message from the Gyre.

, 20. Oktober 2009photography

These photographs of albatross chicks were made just a few weeks ago on Midway Atoll, a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the North Pacific. The nesting babies are fed bellies-full of plastic by their parents, who soar out over the vast polluted ocean collecting what looks to them like food to bring back to their young. On this diet of human trash, every year tens of thousands of albatross chicks die on Midway from starvation, toxicity, and choking.

In der erschreckenden Fotoserie von Chris Jordan sind tote Albatrosse zu sehen, die von ihren Eltern mit dem unserem Müll aus dem Meer gefüttert wurden.