THE TIES THAT BIND

AUSTRALIAN FUR SEAL, ARCTOCEPHALUS PUSILLUS DORIFERU

On the glacial plain of a remote subantarctic island, the impact of globalisation and our obsession with non-degradable plastic is playing out its gruesome course. This fur seal as an inquisitive youngster must have swum through this plastic packing tape and now it is slowly killing him.

Fortuna Plain, Fortuna Bay, South Georgia

Nikon D4S, AF-S Nikkor 28–300mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR at 200mm, 1/250, f/8, ISO 200, B+W 77mm UV + Haze MRC filter, pattern metering mode, auto focus, Adobe RGB colour space, handheld

by Dominic Barrington