"A vital story is captured in one remarkable frame as this orangutan climbs an emergent tree in its ever-dwindling habitat. The story is well-known but we need outstanding photography like this to bring it across to us afresh. It touches our hearts and our minds – and just might help support actions to stop the destruction."
Lewis Blackwell, chair of the jury
2015 brought drought and extensive forest fires to the Borneo rainforest, causing orangutan habits to be destroyed along with more than 21,000 square kilometres (8,110 square miles) of forest.