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  • Prize
    Silver in Press/Nature/Environmental
  • Photographer
    Chris McCann, United States

Eighty percent of the San Francisco Bay Area wetlands - 16,500
acres - has been developed for salt mining. Water is channeled
into these large ponds, leave through evaporation, and the salt is
then collected. The tint of each pond is an indication of its salinity.
Micro-organisms inside the pond change color according to the
salinity of its environment.

Awards Awards/Recognition:

- Won second prize in the National Geographic Photographer of the Year Award - in the environmental issues category.
- Two featured photos for the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2016 contest
- Shortlisted for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 competition by the Natural History Museum of London.
- One photograph included in the Parks and Wildlife story for National Geographic.