Caught by the River

Message From The Gyre

3rd November 2009


“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.”

Friend of the River Andrew Male sent us a link to Chris Jordan’s site. Deeply poignant, genuinely disturbing yet oddly beautiful, these pictures are proof positive that more often than not, human impact on the natural world has devastating results.