Friday, May 30, 2014

Picture of the day

The Royal Navy apparently has an annual photography competition, the Peregrine Trophy.  According to its Web site:

The award’s primary purpose is to encourage the production of eye-catching, powerful imagery that can be used in the media to demonstrate the Royal Navy and Royal Marine’s operations. The role of photography, portraying the work of the Royal Navy has never been more important.

Media operations have great operational significance and successful public relations are a key aspect of taking our message to an increasingly sophisticated public.

The Peregrine Trophy dates back to 1961 and is named after the HMS Peregrine Royal Naval Air Station in Sussex.

There's more at the link.

This year's winners have just been announced.  The British edition of the Huffington Post has an excellent feature article about them.  This one in particular caught my eye.  It shows the Westland Lynx HMA8 helicopter of the Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon firing all 60 of its decoy flares in a spectacular pattern over the ship at dusk.  Click the image for a much larger view.

There are many more images at the link.  Interesting viewing.


1 comment:

Jeremy Brock said...

Things not to say to a Lynx pilot: (1) 'You can't make me vomit.'