The lone fir
Thomas Haney, One Earth Award
"It was late afternoon when Thomas came upon this scene outside Forks, Washington, while documenting old-growth logging in the Pacific Northwest. Loggers had left a single Douglas fir standing in a clearcut area, perhaps to help reseed the area for future logging. 'As I walked towards it on the muddy road, criss-crossed with the tracks of logging trucks, I saw the reflection in the puddle,' says Thomas. 'It was a powerful image, reminding me of the towering forest that once stood here.' "