MIDWAY, a Message from the Gyre is a short film. It is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy. On one of the the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch. Returning to the island over several years, our team is witnessing the cycles of life and death of these birds as a multi-layered metaphor for our times. With photographer Chris Jordan as our guide, we walk through the fire of horror and grief, facing the immensity of this tragedy—and our own complicity—head on. And in this process, we find an unexpected route to a transformational experience of beauty, acceptance, and understanding.
A bit of a departure from our normal fare, but vitally important nevertheless. For more on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, start here.
Seal attack! Hungry creature eats five sharks in rare images of sea mammal turning the tables on the predator of the deep.
These extraordinary pictures show a South African seal devouring a blue shark - one of five that it attacked and ate for dinner.
The rare event took place off the coast of Cape Point and was witnessed and photographed by a group of shocked divers.
The seal ate only the stomach and liver of its prey before moving on to its next victim.
great white feeding on a whale carcass
The Greenland Sleeper Shark — Somniosus microcephalus — is a rather large, and strange, species of shark native to the icy waters of the North Atlantic, and is especially common in the region around Iceland and Greenland.
They have often been found to have the remnants of polar bears, horses, and reindeer in their stomachs, after being caught. An individual was once caught which had a completely-intact reindeer, antlers and all, inside its belly.
caribbean reef sharks “encouraged” to eat lionfish