Conservation (Impact) Photographer of the Year
Judith van de Griendt Azores, Portugal
A Bryde’s whale trailing a discarded fishing net of at least 12 metres. "We knew the whale's only chance of survival was for us to cut the net with a knife while freediving," says photographer Judith van de Griendt. "We felt helpless and emotional when, after a couple of attempts, we had to decide to let the whale go."