Third Place, Magazine Photographer of the Year

Michael Nichols, National Geographic Magazine

"Megatransect II"
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Midway on a trek across 2,000 miles of central Africa, ecologist J. Michael Fay encounters choking vegetation, impassable swamps, and rumors that the virulent Ebola virus has struck gorillas in Gabon. Fay's team plunges ahead into an isolated and uncharted wilderness.