The Terrifying Truth About Marine Pollution as Told Through Visuals
They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
Today I wanted to shift from my typical blog posts to something a bit more impactful, that I think visual learners especially, will enjoy.
I’m going to be sharing ten images that tell the terrifying truth about marine pollution and the current state of our oceans. Some of these images are my own photographs taken from beautiful coastal regions around the world, while others belong to other photographers and organizations using their own voices to raise awareness about the pollution problem threatening our oceans.
Aside from short captions for context, the words end here and I’ll let the visuals do the talking.
A photo I captured in the Maldives of dozens of plastic water bottles and other trashed items washed ashore on an otherwise beautiful beach.
An albatross who fell victim to plastic pollution. Source: Unknown
A seal struggles to fight through pollution invading its habitat. Source: tedxgp2
A boat fighting through a sea of plastic in Krichim. Source: Coastal Care
Marine debris washed ashore a beach in Hawaii. Source: NOAA
A sea turtle entangled in debris on a beach in Hawaii. Source: NOAA
Surfer Dede Surinaya surfing in waters choked with trash off the coast of Java, Indonesia. Source: Noyle/A-Frame
Plastic and other trash items floating along the surface of the ocean, as seen from below. Source: Unknown
Surfer Alison Teal fighting through a mountain of trash on an island in the Maldives. Source: Alison Teal