Chris Jordan is a photographer based in Seattle. His books include In Katrina’s Wake, Intolerable Beauty, and Running the Numbers.


Midway: Message from the Gyre

These photographs of albatross chicks, the first of which appeared in a recent New York Review article by Tim Flannery, were made just a few weeks ago on Midway Atoll, a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the North Pacific that was the site of the Battle of Midway in World War II and is now one of the world’s most remote marine sanctuaries.