National Geographic

Photo and words by @JustinHofman (Justin Hofman) | This is a photo that I wish didn’t exist, but now that it does, I want everyone to see it. What started as an opportunity to photograph a cute little sea horse turned into one of frustration and sadness as the incoming tide brought with it countless pieces of trash and sewage. This sea horse drifts with the trash day in and day out as it rides the currents that flow along the Indonesian archipelago. This photo serves as an allegory for the current and future state of our oceans. What sort of future are we creating? How can your actions shape our planet?
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Entertainer and activist Zooey Deschanel (@zooeydeschanel), co-founder of the Farm Project (@farmproject), is guest curating the @natgeo feed today as we launch Planet or Plastic? (#PlanetorPlastic), a multiyear effort to raise awareness about the global plastic crisis. Check back throughout the day to see Zooey’s selection of powerful images related to ocean plastics and the threat they pose to the environment.

Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

Photo and words by @JustinHofman (Justin Hofman) | This is a photo that I wish didn’t exist, but now that it does, I want everyone to see it. What started as an opportunity to photograph a cute little sea horse turned into one of frustration and sadness as the incoming tide brought with it countless pieces of trash and sewage. This sea horse drifts with the trash day in and day out as it rides the currents that flow along the Indonesian archipelago. This photo serves as an allegory for the current and future state of our oceans. What sort of future are we creating? How can your actions shape our planet?
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Entertainer and activist Zooey Deschanel (@zooeydeschanel), co-founder of the Farm Project (@farmproject), is guest curating the @natgeo feed today as we launch Planet or Plastic? (#PlanetorPlastic), a multiyear effort to raise awareness about the global plastic crisis. Check back throughout the day to see Zooey’s selection of powerful images related to ocean plastics and the threat they pose to the environment.

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@prachishallaya

They are the blue pearls of the world that bleed.
We are heedless of destroying it for our greed.
They are home to the magnificent children of the sea.
In agony mother’s womb standstill helplessly.

@darrylboard

Terrible,so sad!!

@lilliammontoya

Pobresitok pena lo k encontró en su paso

@alejand.raw

Esto es realmente triste, debemos adoptar nuevas costumbres.

@walker2012_ff.nothing

آها پ اچتبا شد

@tuna1001

@toofah93 the saddest one ever 😢

@mackattaq

@marion_bizet parfaitement dit

@mackattaq

parfaitement dit

@marion_bizet

@mackattaq drôle et tragique à la fois

@denise_warth

@nicolapix oh how dreadful - hope everyone doesnt think its mine!!!!!

@bianca.abrescia

this is orribile but it’s all our fault and we are all good to say this, but, it’s useless, I mean, we will not change the world only saying: it’s sad.

@toothless_love_girl

He’s got a Q tip

@yolandathomasmazon

This is so sad😶

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