In what is becoming a tradition, a photo taken by Daniel Beltra for Greenpeace has won a prize in the World Press Photo competition. The photo below won 2nd prize in the 'Contemporary Issues' section of the world's permier photo competition. The photo shows an area of the Amazon that has been cleared to make way for Soya plantations. The lone tree in the photo is a Brazil Nut tree, protected under Brazilian law.
This year, the World Press Photo competition saw 4,460 professional photographers from 124 countries enter 78,083 images. 58 photographers from 23 nationalities won prizes in 10 themed categories. Congratulation to Daniel and all the other winners.