Isaac HaleDaily Herald
Meegan M. ReidKitsap Sun
Sofia JaramilloYakima Herald-Republic
Lots of wildlife photos lead to some wild photos in this category, which made it tough (and fun) to judge. First place really came together. As one judge remarked "I wonder how long it took for that to all fall into place?" Second place just brought up so many questions, like "who tosses out a pill bottle with their all their personal details on it in a state park?". Third place beat out the rest of the bunch because the placement in a gas station just added a little something extra.
Judges: Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press, Mat Otero/Associated Press, Smiley Pool/The Dallas Morning News