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When i saw these pictures for the first time, I thought it was very difficult to post something about this topic. I simply prefer nature when it's alive. But on the other hand it's really something that people should be aware of. And we have to be aware of it because we are the source of the problem. There's no better way, however, to explain it using the author's own words:
"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."

Chris Jordan, October 2009



©Chris Jordan

©Chris Jordan

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©Chris Jordan

©Chris Jordan

©Chris Jordan

©Chris Jordan

©Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan
is not only a great photographer but also a truly original and creative artist who has recently become famous thanks to his amazing work called "Running the Numbers". Something I would like to speak you about later on.

This is just a selection, click here to see the whole gallery on Chris Jordan's website.

Comments

3 Response to 'Doom of the Albatross chicks'

  1. Anonymous
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/doom-of-albatross-chicks.html?showComment=1265774618715#c4226223883867485793'> February 10, 2010 at 5:03 AM

    An incredibly bleak and poignant depiction of the impact our plastic obsessed world is having on our marine life.

     

  2. Jon
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/doom-of-albatross-chicks.html?showComment=1282320798423#c9067669248657243480'> August 20, 2010 at 6:13 PM

    nice

     

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    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/doom-of-albatross-chicks.html?showComment=1305820093572#c2664109296145980770'> May 19, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    !! I really like this , I want to help the animals,,I HATE the pollution,I do not understand why people are as this way! please , we need a change of behavior!