"It was the purest form of survival instinct that I have ever seen," writes Aris Messinis, AFP's chief photographer in Greece who spent two weeks aboard an NGO boat rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean.
"Undertaking a desperate, crazy journey to survive another day. Stepping on and over dead bodies -- as carefully as chaos would allow -- to save yourself. I’ve covered the refugee crisis for more than a year. But what I saw at sea off the Libyan coast was just crazy, surreal."