The APME has honored the above photograph as National Member Photo of the Month for October 2011.
Thanks to Andy Starnes, Kurt Weber and Jim Mendenhall at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for judging this month.
What the judges had to say about the winning image:
"The judging came down to deciding between the 2 images from the crash scene at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It was a difficult choice between two remarkable images. Ultimately we decided on the overall scene. The chaos of the overall scene was incredible. There are a lot of layers and depth to the image and it conveys the overall context and magnitude of the accident better than the tighter image.” See all the images entered for October and the winner is slide #15:
Drivers crash during a wreck that involved 15 cars during the IndyCar Series' auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011. Dan Wheldon was airlifted to a hospital. Will Power (12), of Australia, is airborne at left. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jessica Ebelhar)