The pangolin pit by Paul Hilton, UK/Australia —
Category: Photojournalist Award for a single image
Paul Hilton captured this scene of some 4,000 defrosting pangolins from one of the largest seizures on record of the heavily trafficked animals. The scaly mammals are prized in China and Vietnam for their exotic meat and for their scales used in traditional medicine. Four of the eight existing species are endangered as a result of the trade.