Plastic bottles thrown into the ocean and discarded at the beach may disappear from sight, but their effects continue to leave devastating marks on the creatures which end up consuming them.

The simple act of littering has dire consequences for wildlife all over the planet and sea birds are the most susceptible. 

One man visited Midway Island in the North Pacific Ocean and what he captured on camera may be upsetting, but it is also a wake-up call on how serious the problem of garbage in the oceans has become.