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The baby albatross (above) was killed by our rubbish.
It was fed by its parents on a diet of bottle tops and pieces of plastic which get washed around their island home.
Albatrosses scour the seas for food in an area known as the Pacific Garbage Patch - but find nothing but a deadly diet of human trash.
Photographer Chris Jordan travelled to the tiny islands of the Midway Atoll - 2,000 miles away from the nearest continent - to take the extraordinary pictures. He said: "Not a single piece of plastic in any of these photographs was moved, placed, arranged, manipulated or altered in any way.
"Every year, tens of thousands of albatross chicks die on Midway from starvation, toxicity and choking."
Rubbish drifts towards the North Pacific because air heated at the equator rises, stirring the sea below and sweeping its contents into a calm centre, like the eye of a hurricane.
The trash lies suspended just under the ocean surface, where much of it has broken down into tiny fragments which cling together to form an area bigger than France.