Deep in a forest in Nigeria's Ebute Ipare village, Egbontoluwa Marigi sized up a tall mahogany tree, methodically cut it down with his axe and machete, and as it fell with a crackling sound, he surveyed the forest for the next tree.
Hammered rafts ready to be transported to Lagos State at sunrise on the river in Ipare, November 9, 2021.
Nyancho NwaNri is one of the winners of the Reuters Yannis Behrakis Photojournalism Grants and worked on this story, documenting logging in Nigeria, over two years.
The Wider Image
Visuals and Reporting: Nyancho NwaNri
Writing: Fikayo Owoeye
Photo editing: Gabrielle Fonseca Johnson
Text editing: MacDonald Dzirutwe and Lisa Shumaker
Design: John Emerson, Gabrielle Fonseca Johnson and Kezia Levitas