Update 2012.11.05: Caitlin Johnston, Poynter:
Imagine crouching inside a vibrating helicopter, clutching a handheld camera and peering down at the devastated landscape of a city just ravaged by a storm thatâ€™s claimed more than 100 lives. Now imagine what it feels like to have no door between you and that wide expanse of nothing, just 46-degree air ripping around the sky. And somehow managing, despite the darkness, to capture such a vivid, emotional snapshot.
Baan used a Canon 1D X: new 24-70mm lens, 25000 ISO, 1/40 shutter speed.