Larry SteagallKitsap Sun
Marc LesterAlaska Dispatch News
Jake ParrishYakima Herald-Republic
Some very strong work in this category with first place being a great moment (that would have been even better with a slightly tighter crop). Second place is a fine image from something that is very difficult to have things line up so well. Third place had a great first image, but falls off from there. This was a constant theme in the news categories, with a number of entries having single images that could have been winners, but were watered down with lesser photos.
Judges: Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press, Mat Otero/Associated Press, Smiley Pool/The Dallas Morning News