THIS week the Royal Navy recognised the talents of its hard-working ships’ photographers at the annual Peregrine Trophy Awards.
The navy has a dedicated photographic branch made up of sailors who deploy with warships and commando units around the world.
The News previously featured the winners of the top categories but several snappers from the Portsmouth photographic branch also came highly commended in various awards.
Published here is a selection of the images which came highly commended.
They show all aspects of naval life, from operations on the bridge of a Type 45 destroyer to the once-in-a-life time experience of ice crevassing in the Antarctic.
The featured images were taken by Portsmouth-based photographers LA(Phot) Dan Rosenbaum, LA(Phot) Stephen Johncock, LA(Phot) Keith Morgan and LA(Phot) Simmo Simpson.
The main image shows Lieutenant Will Barrowclough of HMS Protector exploring the ice at Rothera.
Other images show, from top to bottom: Lynx helicopter winch training on board HMS Argyll; Commander Phil Nash of HMS Defender checking the compass on the ship’s bridge; members of HMS Defender’s ship’s company boarding a US ship to take part in some damage control training; and the Duchess of Cambridge enjoying the company of veterans from the Second World War during a D-Day commemorative event in Arromanches, France.