POY RJI | Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Category: Science & Natural History — Singles

First Place

Alain Schroeder / Freelance
“Saving Orangutans”

Second Place

Maciej Dakowicz / Freelance
“Pollution of Yangon River in Yangon, Myanmar”

Third Place

Carl de Souza / Agence France-Presse
“Amazon Burning”

Award of Excellence

Nacho Doce / Reuters
“Brazil Environment/Mangrove Forest”

Award of Excellence

Lotta Härdelin / Dagens Nyheter
“Civil disobedience for the sake of the climate”

Award of Excellence

Sirachai Arunrugstichai / Freelance
“Marium the Mermaid”

Award of Excellence

Aitor Garmendia / Freelance
“Spanish pig industry”

Award of Excellence

Kate Brooks / Freelance
“People of the Forest”

Award of Excellence: Nacho Doce / Reuters

Award of Excellence

“Brazil Environment/Mangrove Forest”

Fisherman Jose da Cruz, who is known by the nickname Vampire because of his distinctive teeth, catches crabs inside mangrove forests on the Caratingui river, in Cairu, state of Bahia, Brazil, April 3, 2019. Cruz's average daily catch is half of what it was 10 years ago. In that time, the water line has advanced 3 meters inland from where it used to be, according to Cruz. "Nature is upset. ... In Antarctica, it's melting, nature is melting," he said. "People, you have to have some awareness about what is happening. It's clear what is happening."