Submitted By: Rebecca Tripp
My heart broke when I saw this gorgeous ring-billed gull at the Searsport pier, a clear victim of human indifference. This poor bird couldn’t put any weight on that leg, which she undoubtedly lost some time after I snapped this photo. What are we doing to our planet, and to the countless (yet rapidly dwindling) species who call it home? We are so much better than this.