Mindy SchauerThe Orange County Register
Ken SteinhardtThe Orange County Register
1st place - This picture rose to the top almost immediately after going through all the pictures the very first time. Just the moment and body position of the person who nearly drown is powerful, moody and a near tragedy for this man who's lucky to be alive. 2nd place - Similar to the 1st place another person at the moment of rescue. 3rd place - The woman's body language with the carnage of the wreck behind her is what makes this picture for me.
Judges: Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press