Paul Nicklen (Canada)
(1.º prémio da categoria Natureza - reportagem)
"South Georgia, Antarctica, is a a 160-km-long arco f mountains and glaciers, half recovered by snow and ice, half by rock and tundra-like vegetation. A high density of krill (small, protein-rich crustaceans) in the surrounding seas helps make the island a haven for wildlife. Krill form a vital part of the Antarctic food chain but their own food source – phytoplankton growing on the underside of sea ice – is disappearing as ice cover shrinks."
[fonte: world press photo]