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Albatross chicks

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.

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.

photos by: Chris Jordan

die every day

of starvation and choking

from the trash

their parents feed them

our trash

floating on

the vast polluted ocean

mistaken for food

by parents just trying

to feed their babies

like they always did

This is just one small insight into the tradgedy of our "modern living" and disregard for the consequensces of our actions... we have a lot to answer for... let's try to make better choices and desicions from now on, and pray it's not too late to make amends...

Midway Island


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