Alejandro Durán's Washed Up series captures the detritus that washes up along the coast of different countries.

Alejandro Durán's Washed Up series captures the detritus that washes up along the coast of different countries.

Photographed by Alejandro Durán, the ongoing Washed Up series catalogues the vast amounts of trash that wash along the coast of Sian Ka'an, a federally protected biosphere in Quintana Roo, Mexico. The world's second-largest coastal barrier reef, Sian Ka'an has an ecosystem that supports hundreds of endangered species—including black-handed spider monkeys, West Indian manatees, American crocodiles, and the Central American tapir—and is also home to 330 bird species and over 850 vascular plants. Yet, the Sian Ka'an Neighbor's Association—an NGO dedicated to conservation—estimates that this preserve has been subject to 29 tons of waste in the two years it's been removing it.

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