16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images

Plastic. The image “Plastic” refers to our ‘throw away’ society and the amount of discarded plastic that is being found in areas of natural beauty. Plastic pollution is affecting our oceans BIG TIME! It adversely affects wildlife, habitat and humans. Micro particles have been discovered in the fish we eat! Plastic can be reused instead of thrown away; we don’t need drinking straws, plastic cups and lids, plastic bags, cling film etc. Plastic has been found in over 60%(micro particles) of seabirds and 90% of turtles. Sad times for our wildlife!!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: waterford, Ireland
Copyright: © Christine Simpson