A decent number of entries in this category with the most successful images were ones that were worked well by the photographers. Just showing up is not enough. Storm Damage was a unique look at a situation after the moment of crisis had passed. While flames are always a bonus, Fire earned second place for a clean composition and solid toning. Engulfed Tree had a great moment but lacked a subject or focal point.
Judges: Josh Bickel/The Columbus Dispatch, Barbara Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch, Kyle Robertson/The Columbus Dispatch