Michael ChowThe Arizona Republic
Keith BirminghamPasadena Star-News
Paul RodriguezThe Orange County Register
There were many good action shots submitted in this category that we felt should have been entered in the Sports Action category. The winners were all strong. First place was a real sports feature, with nice light and captured a great mood. Second place of the track athlete lying on the ground had nice color, symmetry and a good crop. Third place had a nice facial expression on Kobe Bryant from his final game. There were many entries of Kobe's last game, and although there were some nice moments, they all had weaknesses as well.
Judges: Phelan M. Ebenhack/Freelance, John Raoux/Associated Press, Stephen Dowell/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel