Karen WarrenHouston Chronicle
Smiley N. PoolThe Dallas Morning News
Tom FoxThe Dallas Morning News
Photographers appear to know more when the moments will happen, so this anticipation helps to make better pictures. They also use the backgrounds better here, if only by use of shallow depth of field. It helps the reader see what's important without a lot of distraction.
Judges: Loret Steinberg/Rochester Institute of Technology, Christopher Capozziello/Freelance