Herald photographer recognized for work on ‘The Forest’

Herald photographer Dan Bates received an Award of Excellence from the National Press Photographers Association during their annual awards announced Tuesday. Bates, who joined The Herald in 1984, was honored for his photographs of life inside the Walter R. Briggs Old Growth Forest near Arlington.

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 in Local News

Turkey talk: Kindergartners explain the Thanksgiving holiday

Our annual pilgrimage led us this year to Pathfinder Kindergarten Center in Everett.

Police locate suspect in Snohomish River after he fled

They used a thermal-imaging camera to locate the man in the water near Dagmars Marina.

Electrical fire on roof of Marysville school extinguished

There was no apparent structural damage to Cascade Elementary School.

As police closed in, 2 heavily armed pot-shop robbers fled

Cops surrounded the place in Mountlake Terrace. The suspects were tracked by dogs and apprehended nearby.

Hiker rescued on Boulder River trail after 15-foot fall

She was reported to have possible leg and rib fractures.

Alleged philanderer attacked with hammer near Everett

His girlfriend had accused him of cheating and allegedly called on another man to confront him.

Snohomish County Council passes a no-new-taxes budget

The spending plan still funds the hiring of five new sheriff’s deputies and a code enforcement officer.

In Sultan, there was a seat at the table for everyone

Every year, the town’s community dinner ensures no one has to dine alone on Thanksgiving.

Most Read