While shooting yesterday morning I came across this unfortunate scene. I don’t know the circumstances behind its cause of death but I was still shocked to come across Chris Jordan’s current project Midway: Message from the Gyrelater that same day.
The images in the collection are very striking. Many of the bird carcasses are almost sculptural despite Jordan’s insistence that “not a single piece of plastic in any of these photographs was moved, placed, manipulated, arranged, or altered in any way.” It’s great to see more attention being given to this appalling situation. More info about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch here.