Tom FoxThe Dallas Morning News
Brett CoomerHouston Chronicle
Olivia VanniVictoria Advocate
Beard Tickle shows how the photographer was thinking and maybe responding to something he/she had seen before. Also, it's a winner because it is a little odd too. Second is great timing and anticipation. Third is not something you would expect: sport and death is a interesting intersection.
Judges: Andy Alfaro/The Modesto Bee, Joan Barnett Lee/The Modesto Bee