Bates was honored in the Environment Picture Story Category, where other winners were photographs taken for National Geographic, Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund and Getty Images.
The series was also recognized in the photo editing category for the work of former Herald photo editor Justin Best and designer Katie Mayer.
Click here to see the whole project, "The Forest," featuring more of Bates' photography.
More Local News Headlines
Dream shared on social-media prompts EvCC to boost security Arlington thrift shop gives special-needs kids real-world skills Former county ombudsman John Koster files $950K claim Driver wipes out 5 cars at Everett repair shop Tulalip Tribes give nonprofits $5.8M in 'Raising Hands' initiative Cascade senior wants to expand her interests in robotics Lawmakers seek input on education funding in Everett on Tuesday Audit: City of Snohomish over-claimed $125K for roundabout costs
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.