U.S. Coast Guard Photo Contest

USCG Photo Contest Winners for 2009

USCG Photo Contest Winners for 2009

Instructors, crew and students of a Coast Guard National Motor Lifeboat School class train for heavy weather boat operations in the harsh environment of Cape Disappointment in the Pacific Northwest Nov. 12, 2009. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jamie E. Parsons)

Instructors, crew and students of a Coast Guard National Motor Lifeboat School class train for heavy weather boat operations in the harsh environment of Cape Disappointment in the Pacific Northwest Nov. 12, 2009. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jamie E. Parsons)

Last month, the U.S. Coast Guard announced the winners of its “People’s Choice” photo contest, which we covered here. This month we have the winners of the in-house photo contest from the Coasties. These are great photos and although we’ve all seen similar photos before, we can’t seem to get enough of them. When you see this first photo of a motor lifeboat coming off the top of a wave, you know exactly the feeling in the pit of the stomach of everyone aboard that boat.

The Coast Guard Cutter Naushon conducts a familiarization patrol in Glacier Bay, Alaska, Oct. 21, 2008. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Logan Wright.)

The Coast Guard Cutter Naushon conducts a familiarization patrol in Glacier Bay, Alaska, Oct. 21, 2008. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Logan Wright.)

These are the work of the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard and they represent, and reflect, the often dangerous and dramatic work these people do in the course of protecting us all. Remember that the next time you feel like groaning about a safety inspection or a request for a contribution to the U.S. Coast Guard Foundation.

A Coast Guard rescue swimmer hanging from a Coast Guard MH-60 Dolphin helicopter prepares to enter the water during high seas rescue training at Cape Disappointment, Wash., Nov. 15, 2008. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chuck Ferrante.)

A Coast Guard rescue swimmer hanging from a Coast Guard MH-60 Dolphin helicopter prepares to enter the water during high seas rescue training at Cape Disappointment, Wash., Nov. 15, 2008. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chuck Ferrante.)

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U.S. Coast Guard Photo Contest Winners

USCGC Vigorous -- USCG People's Choice Contest Winner by LTJG Christopher O'Meara

USCGC Vigorous -- USCG People's Choice Contest Winner by LTJG Christopher O'Meara

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)

USCGC Sycamore -- USCG People's Choice Contest Runner-Up by MK3 Joshua Cook

USCGC Sycamore -- USCG People's Choice Contest Runner-Up by MK3 Joshua Cook

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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