Danny MillerThe Daily Astorian
Jeffrey D. AllredDeseret News
Meegan ReidKitsap Sun
First place is a tremendous peak-action picture of an interesting sport not often photographed. Second place is a great “holy #!&!” action picture made in cinematic light, but we so wish we knew who the rider was (and if they emerged safely from the fall); the missing caption info kept this picture out of First Place. In the third-place entry, the steer’s eye and the flying dirt really elevated this picture over other similar ones we saw in this category. The solid faces and peak action of the honorable mention selection were laudable, although we wish there was less motion-blur.
Judges: Andy Colwell/Erie Times-News, Jack Hanrahan/Erie Times-News