The World Press Photo Foundation announced the nominees in each category of the 61st annual Photo Contest and the 8th annual Digital Storytelling Contest.
This new announcement process includes, for the first time, naming the six nominees for the World Press
Photo of the Year. The winner of the World Press Photo of the Year and the winners in all categories will be announced at the Awards Show in Amsterdam on . 12 April
Attack of the Zombie Mouse Environment, Nominee singles Thomas P. Peschak South Africa A juvenile gray-headed albatross on Marion Island, South African Antarctic Territory, is left injured after an attack by mice from an invasive species that has begun to feed on living albatross chicks and juveniles.
Back in Time Environment, Nominee singles Thomas P. Peschak South Africa March 11, 2017 An historic photograph of an African penguin colony, taken in the late 1890s, is a stark contrast to the declining numbers seen in 2017 in the same location, on Halifax Island, Namibia. The colony once numbered more than 100,000 penguins.
Amazon: Paradise Threatened Environment, Nominee stories Daniel Beltra United States February 18, 2017 Deforestation in the Amazon, Brazil. After declining from major peaks in 1995 and 2004, the rate of deforestation in the Amazon increased sharply in 2016. 19 January – 18 February 2017.
Hunger Solutions Environment, Nominee stories Luca Locatelli Italy January 20, 2017 Innovative agricultural practice in the Netherlands has reduced dependency on water for key crops as well as dramatically reducing the use of chemical pesticides and antibiotics. At ‘Food Valley’, an expansive cluster of agricultural technology start-ups and experimental farms hint at possible solutions to the globe’s hunger crisis. 2 October 2016 – 9 March 2017.