A crab floats in a plastic cup near the surface of the water in a cove in Batangas.
How long does a plastic bottle stay in the ocean for? Long enough to grow barnacles and not even start to break down in shape.
Since floating plastic looks a lot like a jellyfish, sea tortoises often mistake them for food.
A hermit crab tries to adapt to waste by using a light bulb as its new protective home.
After 2,500 barrels (105,000 gallons) of crude oil gushed onto San Refugio State Beach, staff and volunteers worked to clean oil off a brown pelican.
A member of the Sri Lankan coast guard was covered in oil as he worked to remove an oil spill at a beach in Uswetakeiyawa, Sri Lanka.
A child swimming in a polluted river during a festival in India
This juvenile gelada monkey in a century-old protected area in Ethiopia interacting with a plastic bag discarded along the roadside
This little koala wandered back to its home only to find it had been cut down and chipped by logging operations. It had been sitting on top of the wood pile for over an hour looking confused.
A swan decided to build a nest using plastic garbage.
Buildings can barely be seen through smog behind an unfinished bridge in Tianjin, China.
Dutch artist and innovator, Daan Roosegaarde holding smog particles collected in China
In some regions of China, people have to wear masks to protect their lungs from air pollution.
The sanderling’s legs were bound together by a plastic string, impairing its movements.
This is what coal and metal mining pollution actually looks like in a river.
A watermelon seller floating in a river filled with garbage left after a festival
What started as an opportunity to photograph amazing sea life ended in frustration. This sea horse drifts by with a cotton swab.
This sea turtle didn’t ask for a painful hourglass figure.
If people don’t want to clean up after themselves, then animals will start.
A Chinese fisherman rowing a boat in a lake filled with blue-green algae
Chilling on warm sand or sitting among garbage? We get to decide.