And we have a winner! After thousands of votes you have chosen “The Handler” as Coast Guard photo of the year. The winning photo, according to your votes features a Coast Guard K-9 handler from Marine Safety and Security Team in Galveston, Texas, and his bomb-sniffing dog stand on the deck of a boat after completing a hoisting evolution, Feb. 7, 2014. The photo was taken by Petty Officer 3rd Class Manda M. Emery.
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!