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Planet or Plastic?
Planet or Plastic?
Browse National Geographic's compelling photography to illustrate the effort to raise awareness about the global plastic trash crisis. Wildlife and humans alike are impacted by the overwhelming impact of this global issue. The images below tell their story.
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1516604
Frans Lanting
USA
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1497529
JAMES FORTE
Baja California, Mexico
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1497458
JAMES FORTE
Baja California, Mexico, San Ignacio Lagoon
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1480067
MICHAEL MELFORD
Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, Central America, Punta Caletas Reserve
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2378802
DESIGN PICS INC
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1278442
RICHARD NOWITZ
Tel Aviv, Israel
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1240852
JOHN WATKINS/ FLPA/ MINDEN PICTURES
Europe, Not Released/ Not Applicable
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1240856
JOHN WATKINS/ FLPA/ MINDEN PICTURES
Europe, Not Released/ Not Applicable
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1298280
THEO ALLOFS/ MINDEN PICTURES
India
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1230838
FLIP NICKLIN/ MINDEN PICTURES
Hawaii, USA, Not Released/ Not Applicable
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1230887
FLIP NICKLIN/ MINDEN PICTURES
Hawaii, USA, Not Released/ Not Applicable
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1230842
FLIP NICKLIN/ MINDEN PICTURES
Hawaii, USA, Not Released/ Not Applicable
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2283735
THOMAS P. PESCHAK
Djibouti, Gulf of Aden
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1563095
JASON EDWARDS
Peru, Amazon Basin, Amazon River, Loreto Region, Maynas Province, Rio Amazonas
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1524556
Frans Lanting
USA
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1438108
BILL HATCHER
Australia, Tasmania, Mount Field National Park
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1520591
PAUL DAMIEN
Wisconsin, United States, Milwaukee
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1518368
Frans Lanting
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1409869
ROBIN MOORE
Haiti, Gonave Island
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1409894
ROBIN MOORE
Haiti, Gonave Island
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1395896
JED WEINGARTEN
China, Tibet, Ngari
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1333443
FRED BAVENDAM/ MINDEN PICTURES
Australia
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1305118
YVA MOMATIUK & JOHN EASTCOTT/ MI
South Georgia Island, Not Released/ Not Applicable
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1304932
YVA MOMATIUK & JOHN EASTCOTT/ MI
USA, Alaska, Not Released/ Not Applicable
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1304927
YVA MOMATIUK & JOHN EASTCOTT/ MI
USA, Alaska, Not Released/ Not Applicable
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1303082
TUI DE ROY/ MINDEN PICTURES
Hawaii, USA, Not Released/ Not Applicable
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1968565
KIKE CALVO
Matagalpa, Nicaragua
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1968566
KIKE CALVO
Matagalpa, Nicaragua
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1970656
DAVID EVANS
Pakistan, Karachi
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1968552
KIKE CALVO
Jinotega, Nicaragua
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1576396
JASON EDWARDS
Botswana, CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, CHOBE RIVER
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1576397
JASON EDWARDS
Botswana, CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, CHOBE RIVER
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1385961
HANNELE LAHTI
Aruba, Boca Prins
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2678318
RENA EFFENDI
Baku, Azerbaijan
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2673057
ROBERT HARDING PICTURE LIBRARY
South Africa
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2627780
STOCKTREK IMAGES
Indonesia, North Sulawesi
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2619538
ROBERT HARDING PICTURE LIBRARY
India, Rajasthan, Narlai
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1926820
GIANLUCA COLLA
India, Karnataka, Bangalore
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1926821
GIANLUCA COLLA
India, Karnataka, Bangalore
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1926819
GIANLUCA COLLA
India, Karnataka, Bangalore
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1925740
SEAN GALLAGHER
India, West Bengal, Kolkata
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1915626
TINO SORIANO
Patagonia, Chile
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1915625
TINO SORIANO
Patagonia, Chile
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1775790
BRIAN J. SKERRY
Atlantic Ocean, Rhode Island
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2660725
STEVE DE NEEF
Philippines, Apo Island, Dauin, Negros
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2660739
STEVE DE NEEF
Philippines, Apo Island, Dauin, Negros
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2647171
GABBY SALAZAR
Bonaire Island, Kralendijk
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2647170
GABBY SALAZAR
Bonaire Island, Kralendijk
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2636691
STEVE DE NEEF
Philippines
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2479108
STOCKTREK IMAGES
Indonesia, Sulawesi, Gorontalo
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2427939
DESIGN PICS INC
Hawaii, USA, Honolulu
   
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1030542
PAUL DAMIEN
WASHINGTON, District of Columbia
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979992
RAYMOND GEHMAN
Pennsylvania, Waynesboro
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2694336
TINO SORIANO
Girona, Banyoles, Spain
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1579747
REBECCA HALE
Studio shot
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2670137
DESIGN PICS INC
Nicaragua
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2694341
TINO SORIANO
Spain, Girona, Banyoles
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1281040
PETE RYAN
Nepal, Kathmandu, Pashupatinath Temple complex
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1281038
PETE RYAN
Nepal, Kathmandu, Pashupatinath Temple complex
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1249661
BRIAN GORDON GREEN
United States of America, Maryland, GERMANTOWN
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