Kent PorterSanta Rosa Press Democrat
Keith BirminghamPasadena Star-News
Katharine LotzeGetty Images
A lot to choose from in this category, but peak action won the day again and again. The first photo is not only a peak action moment, but it also was elevated through its caption, as it was the play to set up for a game-winning field goal. This is one of the plays that tells the story of the game, and is captured perfectly mid-air. Speaking of mid-air, this second frame is beautiful. One of the judges said, “It’s like he’s floating.” Great capture, especially as he dove toward the photographer. Third place is just good, clean fun … well, for the hockey fans out there, fights are to be expected. This puts us right into the action alongside the ref, who is trying to squeeze in through the middle of this scrum.
Judges: Jake May/The Flint Journal, kaiti