American photojournalist Tim Laman recently grabbed the award for the 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year. The photo that pushed him over the edge for the win, A lone orangutan slowly climbing up a thick tree root in Gunung Palung National Park in Indonesia. Laman took the winning picture during a field trip with his wife, orangutan researcher Cheryl Knott, and her team.
“I think that photojournalism can have a big impact in conservation because people don’t really appreciate what is going on until they see it themselves. Pictures are a way that people can learn about the world.” said Laman.
Grand Prize Winner – Tim Laman
Runner Up Wins
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