Chris Jordans Fotos von toten Vögeln, getötet von unserem Müll


Fotograf Chris Jordan (dessen unfassbare „Running on Numbers“-Serie jährlich durchs Netz geht und die ich hier auch schonmal hatte) hat eine Serie mit Bildern toter, junger Albatrosse, die starben, weil ihre Eltern unseren Müll im Meer für Nahrung hielten und sie damit fütterte. Was übrig bleibt von ihnen, sind Knochen und Plastikschrott.

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.

Midway – Message from the Gyre (via BoingBoing)