natgeo planet or plastic

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The June edition of National Geographic magazine launches their Planet or Plastic initivative:

aimed at raising awareness of the global plastic crisis and reducing the amount of single- use plastic that is polluting our world’s oceans.

The amount of waste plastic floating in the earth’s oceans is horrendous, and the effects on wildlife so devastating. The cover image of the magazine was created by Jorge Gamboa and won first place at Bienal del Cartel Bolivia 2017. I think usually NatGeo uses their own photographers and their own photos so the use of what amounts to a stock photo is unusual. As petapixel pointed out

considering the topic, this cover could hardly be executed more effectively.