People’s Choice – Photo Contest, Round 8

2010 Photo Contest

It’s week eight, the final set of photos, for the Coast Guard Photo Contest People’s Choice award!

Over the past two months, we’ve highlighted 40 photos out of the more than 600 photos submitted for this year’s Coast Guard Photo Contest. It is time to pick your favorites from these 40 images and vote for your People’s Choice award.

To vote, just click on the picture(s) below that you like and post a positive comment OR you can go directly to our Flickr photo set to see all the pictures entered into the People’s Choice contest and leave your comment there. Voting will stay open until next Monday, March 14, and we will announce the top three People’s Choice photos on Tuesday, March 15.

Here is the final set of photos…

Rescue Swimmer deploys

HUMBOLDT BAY, Calif. – Chief Petty Officer Charles Wolfe deploys from an Air Station Humboldt Bay MH-65C Dolphin helicopter. Crews from Group Humboldt Bay were underway for the filming of a Military Channel program – Dangerous Jobs – featuring Coast Guard rescue swimmers. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Todd Vorenkamp.

ATON repair

OCEANSIDE, Calif. – Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Fuentes from Aids to Navigation Team San Diego throws a heaving line from a jetty to crew members aboard a 26-foot boat March 9, 2010. The line was used to pass tools and components to the jetty to replace legacy navigation lights with solar-powered LED lights, providing increased visibility and improved energy efficiency. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Henry G. Dunphy.

Oil Skimming Operations

GULF OF MEXICO – Crewmembers on Coast Guard Cutter Aspen deploy boom in support of BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill skimming operations. The boom collects the oil in the water before it is pumped into holding tanks on the main deck. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Ens. Shea Winterberger.

Divers prepare

SAN FRANCISCO – Petty Officer 2nd Class Greg Seufer, of the Coast Guard’s Regional Dive Locker West in San Diego, prepares to conduct a security dive near the Ferry Building in San Francisco October 10, 2008. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory J. Mendenhall.

Hoist Training

LOS ANGELES – A Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles helicopter conducts hoist training with a Baywatch Lifeguard vessel. Baywatch is instrumental to Los Angeles County’s search and rescue efforts. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Phil Nuvo.

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