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
Warm waters bring more restrictions on salmon fishing in Tulalip Little is known about bull kelp, which nearly all marine life here relies on Sound Transit succumbs to ‘cost of doing business’ Stanwood-Camano fair expands activities for children Paine Field passenger flights resound with Mukilteo voters Two seek to oust Noble from Edmonds School Board seat Front Porch: Camano Island Library grand opening Crews try to save man pulled from Stillaguamish River
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.