The winners of this year’s U.S. Coast Guard People’s Choice Photo Contest have been announced and the photo above is the winner! This year’s contest elicited some amazing photos, which you can see here at the Coast Guard’s blog, Compass.
The winning photo is of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous (WMEC 627) as she prepares to enter a storm at sea while on routine patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The storm turned the picturesque day quickly into night, and, after a few minutes returned the day to its original pristine condition. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by LTJG Christopher O’Meara)
The runner-up, above, was perhaps even more dramatic. It’s a photo of the Cutter Sycamore in the Bering Sea about 200 miles north of Adak, Alaska, in a squall. Notice the sea boarding over the port rail. Yikes. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by MK3 Joshua Cook)
Click on that link above to visit The Compass, the USCG’s official blog, whoch always has interesting reading and great images to help illustrate the tremendous work of the Guardians.
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