The Victoria Advocate's best photos of 2013

The UHV women's soccer team practices as the sun comes up in Victoria.I rolled out of bed pretty early one morning to go photograph a soccer practice. I was elated when I arrived and realized that the field would be backlit by the sun as it came up. The clouds just added a touch of drama to a beautiful morning and what ended up being a beautiful photo.

The best photos from 2013, as chosen by the photography staff.