Sports Photography (over 25,000 circulation)
Winner: Dan Janisse, Windsor Star
Mere mortals watching hockey games witness the ebb and flow of the action on the ice, but skilled photographers stop time and capture the acrobatics at play. That’s what Dan Janisse does in this peak action sports photo that shows the one player leaping over the goalie as he’s in mid-save. The photo offers a glimpse of some of hockey’s mesmerizing athletics.
Runner-up: Mike Hensen, London Free Press
You can taste the dust in this photo by Mike Henson, who captured a headfirst slide during the playoffs of the Inter County baseball season.
Runner-up: Cory Smith, Stratford Beacon Herald
The simplicity of this photo by Cory Smith is what gives it its emotional pull: the mother’s arm in an embrace, the downward tilt of the head of the player, the haunting gaze of the grieving father during a poignant moment when the Stratford Warriors remembered a 19-year-old teammate who had died.
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