Michael GouldingOrange County Register
Kelly PresnellArizona Daily Star
Michael ChowThe Arizona Republic
This was a strong category. Lots of great storytelling images of peak action. Though there were lots of strong action, there were very few surprises in this category. The three winners are all solid storytelling action shots.
Judges: Leila Navidi/Minneapolis Star Tribune, Aaron Lavinsky/Minneapolis Star Tribune, Kyndell Harkness/Minneapolis Star Tribune