After thousands of votes you have chosen “Remembrance” as Coast Guard photo of the year. The photo depicts Seaman Donald Hackett, a member of the Ceremonial Honor Guard, at a memorial ceremony for Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn. The photo was shot by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael De Nyse and evokes, as one of our fans stated, “honor and dignity.”
Congratulations to all the photographers competing in Shutter Shootout this year and thanks to our Facebook fans who participated in voting over the last three weeks!
You can find out more on the Ceremonial Honor Guard at their website and for more information on the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn, check out this Compass story.
If you missed the photos throughout the competition, head over to our Facebook photo album for the 2013 Shutter Shootout to see all the photos in the contest.