Message from the Gyre

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 18-10-2009 16:51 | Category: Environment

Chris Jordan: Message from the Gyre

Chris Jordan: Message from the Gyre

Horrible pictures, made by photographer Chris Jordan, of dead albatross youngsters made this month at the Midway Atoll [Wikipedia], a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the North Pacific. Their bellies are full of plastic caused by feeding. On this diet of human trash, every year tens of thousands of albatross chicks die on Midway from starvation, toxicity, and choking.

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.

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Comments about Message from the Gyre

So sad and sickening.

Posted by Elanor | 19-10-2009 16:40

Comments about Message from the Gyre

Very sad. What’s wrong with us?

Posted by Oliver Chesler | 20-10-2009 01:45

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It makes me wish mother earth would hurry up and get on with it…with the process of eliminating our species (like a bad case of mange) from her itchy back.

Posted by Kelly | 28-12-2009 04:14

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