The Associated Press Media Editors has honored this photograph as National Member Photo of the Month for September 2017.
Thanks to Autumn Phillips at the Quad-City Times and George Rodrigue at The Plain Dealerf or judging this month.
Here is what the judges had to say about the winning image:
“This is a compelling photo of the Canyon fire by Watchara Phomicinda of The Orange County Register. The mix of drama, composition and humanity drew us to this image. His proximity to the action shows courage and commitment, as he might have risked his life to take that photo. It also shows a level of trust put in him by the firefighting agencies to let him so close to the front lines.”
This is a link to all images entered for September and the winner is slide 46.
Caption: Firefighters battle to save homes as the Canyon fire continues to burn in the 4200 block of San Ramon Drive in Corona, Calif., Monday, Sept . 25, 2017. (Watchara Phomicinda/The Orange County Register via AP)