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Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 10,000iso, f5.6, 1/800th, Manual
West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen is doused with Gatorade after defeating the Arizona State Sun Devils in the Cactus Bowl at Chase Field.

Next up in my Best of 2016 galleries are my best reaction shots of the year where the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat were on full display in 2016!

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Manual
Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) reacts in the end zone as he celebrates a second half against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the 2016 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Buckeyes defeated the Fighting Irish 44-28.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Manual
Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott (left) holds head coach Urban Meyer as he is doused with gatorade in the closing seconds of the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the 2016 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott celebrates following the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the 2016 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Buckeyes defeated the Fighting Irish 44-28.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 3200iso, f3.2, 1/1600, Manual
Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jake Coker (14) celebrates on the field after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 CFP National Championship at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f3.2, 1/1600, Manual
Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry (2) kisses the national championship trophy after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 CFP National Championship at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/640, Manual
Clemson Tigers defensive tackle Scott Pagano (56) and a teammate sit dejected in the locker room following the loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2016 CFP National Championship at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (left) celebrates a touchdown catch with Jaron Brown against the Green Bay Packers during an NFC Divisional round playoff game at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) reacts as he celebrates a play in overtime against the Green Bay Packers during an NFC Divisional round playoff game at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 1000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual
Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware reacts on the sidelines against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18 to advance to the Super Bowl.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 1250iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacts on the ground after being tackled against the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1250iso, f3.5, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
Denver Broncos tight end Owen Daniels (81) celebrates in the closing seconds of the game against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18 to advance to the Super Bowl.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1250iso, f5, 1/400th, Aperture Priority
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacts as he leaves the field following the game against the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1250iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Manual
Confetti falls behind Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) following the game against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18 to advance to the Super Bowl.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1250iso, f3.2, 1/800th, Manual
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is embraced by daughter Mosley Manning as they celebrate following the game against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18 to advance to the Super Bowl.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/1600th, Manual
Denver Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby (29) celebrates after defeating the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/1600th, Manual
Confetti falls as Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) walks off the field after Super Bowl 50 against the Denver Broncos at Levi’s Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/2000th, Manual
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) looks at the Vince Lombardi Trophy as he celebrates after defeating the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Manual
Corey Anderson (right) pins Tom Lawlor to the mat during UFC 196 at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f3.5, 1/1600th, Manual
Miesha Tate celebrates her victory by submission against Holly Holm (not pictured) during UFC 196 at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f3.2, 1/1600th, Manual
Nate Diaz celebrates after his victory over Conor McGregor during UFC 196 at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 125iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Kyle Busch celebrates with the checkered flag after winning the Axalta Faster. Brighter. Tougher. 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/5000th, Manual
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick celebrates after winning the Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f3.2, 1/1250th, Manual
Phoenix Suns forward Mirza Teletovic (35) celebrates with guard Brandon Knight (3) after making the game winning shot in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Suns defeated the Timberwolves 107-104.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 200iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Brittany Force (left) is embraced by her father John Force as they celebrate her first career win at the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Brittany Force reacts as she is doused with ice water by her crew after winning the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f3.2, 1/1600th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Jean Segura flips over after safely sliding into home with an inside the park home run in the second inning against the Chicago Cubs at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 8000iso, f3.5, 1/1600th, Manual
Manny Pacquiao celebrates following his victory against Timothy Bradley at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
Crew members for NHRA top fuel driver Doug Kalitta celebrate with a dog pile on the starting line after winning the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 125iso, f4, 1/640th, Aperture Priority
Crew members for NHRA top fuel driver J.R. Todd react after losing in the final round of the Southern Nationals to teammate Doug Kalitta in the closest final round in top fuel history at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f4.5, 1/1000th, Manual
IndyCar Series driver Josef Newgarden rides on the back of Conor Daly as they joke around during Carb Day for the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f3.5, 1/2500th, Manual
IndyCar Series driver Alexander Rossi celebrates after winning the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5, 1/3200th, Manual
IndyCar Series driver Alexander Rossi dunks himself with milk as he celebrates after winning the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps reacts after losing in the final round of the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps celebrates after winning the Protect the Harvest Nationals from Seattle, WA that was delayed by rain to run during qualifying for the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 800iso, f6.3, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher celebrates with the $100,000.00 check after winning the Traxxas Shooutout speciality race during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f4.5, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro stock motorcycle winner Andrew Hines celebrates with his son Declan on the podium after winning the US Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) does his Superman pose as he celebrates his second quarter touchdown against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) reacts in pain on the sidelines after suffering an injury in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f3.2, 1/1600th, Manual
Texas Tech Red Raiders linebacker Jordyn Brooks (20) reacts after a touchdown by the Arizona State Sun Devils in the second quarter at Sun Devil Stadium.

Canon 1Dx MkII, 400mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Manual
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) celebrates with guard Earl Watford (78) after catching a touchdown pass against the New England Patriots in the fourth quarter at University of Phoenix Stadium. The catch was the 100th touchdown of his career.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Angelle Sampey reacts at the top end of the course after losing in the final round of the Midwest Nationals on a red light at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman leaps off his car as he celebrates after winning the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual
Confetti falls as NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown celebrates after winning the Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Manual
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) and Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright (50) react following the game at University of Phoenix Stadium. The game ended in a 6-6 tie after overtime.

Canon 1Dx MkII, 24-70mm, 160iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence celebrates with the wally after winning the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA pro stock driver Jason Line celebrates on the podium after clinching his third NHRA pro stock world championship.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 1000iso, f4, 1/250th, Manual
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Johnny Sauter celebrates after clinching the 2016 championship during the Ford Ecoboost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart (14) is introduced before his final race at the Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 12,800iso, f2.8, 1/640th, Aperture Priority
A dejected NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Carl Edwards walks to the infield care center after a wreck during the Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2500iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson (48) celebrate winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship after the Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 8000iso, f5.6, 1/400th, Manual
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson (48) celebrates winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship after the Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2500iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson is dunked with Gatorade by a crew member after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship after the Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual
Seattle Sounders defender Roman Torres (29) celebrates with teammates after making the game winning penalty kick against the Toronto FC in the 2016 MLS Cup at BMO Field.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/3200th, Manual
Seattle Sounders midfielder Osvaldo Alonso (6) and Nelson Valdez (16) celebrate with the Philip F. Anschutz Trophy and teammates after beating Toronto FC in the 2016 MLS Cup at BMO Field.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 12,800iso, f2.8, 1/400th, Manual
Seattle Sounders defender Roman Torres (29) celebrates with the Philip F. Anschutz Trophy in the locker room after beating Toronto FC in the 2016 MLS Cup at BMO Field.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Baylor Bears interim head coach Jim Grobe is doused with gatorade in the closing seconds of the game against the Boise State Broncos during the Cactus Bowl at Chase Field. Baylor defeated Boise State 31-12.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/400th, Manual
Alex Oliveira is taken from the octagon on a stretcher following his fight against Tim Means during UFC 207 at T-Mobile Arena. The match resulted in no contest.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
Alex Garcia celebrates on the octagon cage following his knockout victory against Mike Pyle during UFC 207 at T-Mobile Arena.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Manual
Amanda Nunes (right) lands a punch to the face of Ronda Rousey during UFC 207 at T-Mobile Arena.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual
Ronda Rousey leaves with her mother AnnMaria De Mars follwing her TKO loss to Amanda Nunes during UFC 207 at T-Mobile Arena.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) celebrates a touchdown throw by doing the “bow and arrow” motion against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the the 2016 CFP semifinal at University of Phoenix Stadium. Watson would receive a 15 yard penalty for excessive celebration.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/1600th, Manual
Clemson Tigers cheerleaders throw confetti in the air as they celebrate on the field following the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes during 2016 CFP semifinal at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Next up in my Best of 2016 galleries are my Best Baseball photos of 2016!

To see previous years versions of my best reactions click the below links

Best Reactions of 2015

Best Reactions of 2014

Best Reactions of 2013

Best Reactions of 2012

Best Reactions of 2011

Best Reactions of 2010

Best Reactions of 2009

Best Celebrations of 2008

Best Dejections of 2008


 
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