RJ SangostiThe Denver Post
Steph ChambersPittsburgh Post-Gazette
This was the one of the strongest categories. It was very difficult to choose three. Beautiful light, nice tight shot and amazing access and moment. There were a couple entries with no names. Sorry but when someone is prominent in a photo and there isn't a name, it's unpublishable.
Judges: Kent Miller/Central Michigan University, Emily Mesner/National Park Service, Kaytie Boomer/MLive.com