If Earth’s orbit is so crowded, why don’t we see space junk in photos of the Earth?

Sometimes, when we post a cool picture of the Earth taken from space, Popular Science gets questions about why—if there’s so much garbage in space—we don’t see a galactic landfill orbiting our planet in pictures of the Earth.
— Read on www.popsci.com/space-junk-why-cant-we-see-satellites-in-images-earth/