We Killed Them


Here's a set of sad and stunning pictures of what we've done to our planet.

Photographer Chris Jordan writes:

"These photographs of albatross chicks were made in September 2009 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."

Watch Jordan's slide show, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via dossier journal)

Posted November 12, 2009 at 10:01am ETC by Andy Towle
in Julie Bindel