Rose Paffenroth, left, who lives in Vero Palm Estates, gets a hug from neighbor Sue Stiles after a tornado severely damaged a row of homes in their community in Vero Beach, Fla., Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/The Stuart News, Sam Wolfe)
The APME has honored the above photograph as National Member Photo of the Month for August 2012.
Thanks to Barry Arthur, Jeff Mitchell and Stephen Thornton of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for judging this month.
What the judges had to say about the winning image:
"There was such a great selection of photos for the month of August but we kept coming back to the photo of the two women hugging following a tornado in Vero Beach Fla. The well composed colorful umbrellas were such a contrast to the intimate moment as the women comfort each other in the middle of tornado damaged homes. Well done!"