[ #PlanetOrPlastic ] Cup and Crab | Photograph by Noel Guevara (@noelguevaraphoto)
“A crab in a plastic cup floats near the surface in Caban Cove on Maricaban Island, Philippines,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Noel Guevara. “The subject was not tampered with, posed, or photo manipulated in post — in fact, I only intended to photograph the cup and was surprised to find a crab inside. It is as real as it gets and sadly, not out of the ordinary. Photographed while on assignment for Greenpeace.”
“Wow, Noel, this is so heartbreaking. Thank you for making this photograph and sharing it with the world. Out of sight, out of mind and the more images we see, the more awareness there will be of the dangers our seas are facing right now. ‘It's as real as it gets...’" — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas (@kemcnicholas)
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