POY RJI | Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Category: Science & Natural History—Picture Story

First Place

Aitor Garmendia / Freelance
“Inside the Spanish pork industry: the biggest producer of pigs in Europe”

Second Place

Brent Stirton / Getty Images Reportage
“Pangolins in Crisis/African Parks Network—building reserves in crisis zones”

Third Place

Jasper Doest / National Geographic Magazine
“Meet Bob”

Award of Excellence

Katie Orlinsky / Freelance
“The Great Carbon Threat”

Award of Excellence

Ronan Donovan / Freelance
“Inside the harsh lives of wolves living at the top of the world”

Award of Excellence

Thomas Peschak / Freelance
“Sea Turtles: Surviving Despite Us”

Award of Excellence

Gabriella Demczuk / Freelance
“As The Seas Rise”

Award of Excellence

Pierpaolo Mittica / Freelance
“The Semipalatinsk Polygon, the nuclear weapons crime”

Award of Excellence

Ami Vitale / Freelance
“Racing Extinction”

Award of Excellence

“Sea Turtles: Surviving Despite Us”

We've hunted them, collected their eggs and chocked them with plastic. Most sea turtle species are threatened or endangered, and yet somehow they are still holding on today—even recovering in many places. In fact, scientists suspect that marine turtles may be far more resilient than once thought.