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.
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