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December 23, 2009, 19:50
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Even though I can’t exactly call myself an environmentally loving person (look at the amount of water I waste every day), seeing this sent chills down my spine…

Reblogged from http://coilhouse.net/category/photography/

A powerful series of photographs by Chris Jordan detailing the deaths of albatross chicks on Midway Atoll. Here, albatrosses canvas the pacific ocean looking for food for their chicks, instead harvesting various bits of detritus which they then poison and asphyxiate their offspring with.

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

The photos here are both beautiful and terrible, the stomachs of the deceased birds neatly confining jumbles of colorful trash in dessicated frames. It is a stark reminder of just how much power we have over our environment and how little we take responsibility for it.

Posted by Ross Rosenberg on October 20th, 2009


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ouch. this is sad! :(

Comment by shuning (lim)

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