Best Award Winning Wildlife Photography of the Year 2017
Palm oil Survivors, by Aaron ‘Bertie’ Gekoski, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, single image winner
On the island of Borneo, three generations of elephants cross the terraces of an oil palm plantation being cleared for replanting. The palm oil industry is still a major driver of deforestation, squeezing elephants into smaller pockets of forest. Increasingly they come into conflict with humans, with elephants being shot or poisoned. Attacks on humans are also on the rise.
Photograph: Aaron ‘Bertie’ Gekoski/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017