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Category: Science & Natural History

First Place
Hilary Swift/Freelance for The New York Times
"Gaze in Central Park"


Second Place
Lance McMillan
"Macaque Maintenance"


Third Place
Luis Tato
"Luminarias: a Spanish festival of fire and horses"


Award of Excellence
Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters
"Hill of Fire"


Award of Excellence
Michael Patrick O'Neill
"Proud Momma"


Award of Excellence
Kemal Jufri/The New York Times
"Nurturing Orphaned Orangutans"


Award of Excellence
Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News
"The Birds"


 

Award of Excellence

"Proud Momma"

A female Peacock Bass guards her brood in a Miami, FL freshwater lake. She will protect her young fry from a vareity of predatory fish until they are large enough to fend for themselves. This tropical freshwater species, also known as the Peacock Cichlid, was intentionally introduced in Florida in the mid 1980s from South America to control the Tilapia population, another invasive species. Throughout its native range (and in Florida) it’s a prized sportfish known for its fighting spirit.

 

 

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