on midway atoll, a remote cluster of islands more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent, the detritus of our mass consumption surfaces in an astonishing place: inside the stomachs of thousands of dead baby albatrosses. the nesting chicks are fed lethal quantities of plastic by their parents, who mistake the floating trash for food as they forage over the vast polluted pacific ocean.
"for me, kneeling over their carcasses is like looking into a macabre mirror. …like the albatross, we [the consumers and polluters of this world] find ourselves lacking the ability to discern anymore what is nourishing from what is toxic to our lives and souls." - chris jordan
americans say “asshole” and the british say “arsehole” and if you live in australia its a stuggle every time you want to insult someone because you dont want to sound pretentious but also you dont want to sound american
THIS STRUGGLE IS SO REAL
Spotlight: St. Petersburg
Spotlight Since launching, we’ve seen Instagram spread from our headquarters in the Bay Area to every corner of the globe. In this series we’ll highlight top users from countries and cities with thriving Instagram communities.
"Rocks or stones, explain it as you want, but there is a mystery to St. Petersburg—it really affects your soul." Joseph Brodsky.
St. Petersburg is often called the cultural capital of Russia, but Russian poets such as Joseph Brodsky have highlighted that there is something even more special to the city. With a population of 5,000,000, for several centuries St. Petersburg has been a center for creative people to come together from throughout Russia. Now, the city is home to a growing Instagram community organizing InstaMeets and gatherings.
Want to see St Petersburg for yourself? We’ve gathered together a group of our favorite Instagrammers sharing photos and videos from the heart of St. Petersburg:
- Vera Rolle, rooftops and nature – @verarolle
- Maka Smirnova, foggy landscapes – @maka_smirnova
- Stanislav Liepa, portraits and cityscapes – @liepa_s
- Danya, portraits and InstaMeets – @tertiusalio
To explore the city in depth, you can also browse the location pages for some of St. Petersburg’s most popular landmarks:
- Дворцовая площадь/Palace Square - probably one of the most famous locations in the city, with Alexander’s Column in the middle
- Государственный Эрмитаж/Hermitage Museum, see inside the city’s museum of art and culture and the most famous
- Vasilyevsky Island/васильевский
- Tsarskoye Selo/Palace of the Tsars - one of St. Petersburg’s biggest parks with the baroque Catherine Palace and the neoclassical Alexander Palace.