The impressive set of images showing operations, training, equipment and sport were all taken by Royal Navy sailors and marines.
The Royal Navy say that their photographers are charged with telling the stories of sailors and Royal Marines around the world through still imagery and video, taking them on deployments with warships and commando units wherever they may go.
“In the past year their imagery and video has covered everything from Royal Marines training in the frozen Arctic circle to maritime security operations across the seven seas.
Leading Photographer Sam Seeley was named the Royal Navy’s photographer of the year by the judges for his portfolio of imagery from operations all over the world.”
Sam said in a news release:
“It is humbling to win this award and have your work appreciated. I believe I have the best job in the Royal Navy – thanks to the variety of the work and the unknowns. One day you’re with the Royal Marines storming a beach and the next you’re landing in a helicopter on the back of a frigate in the North Sea. This job gives you some real money can’t buy moments.”