The military's Defense Information School named its top photographers of the 2012 and published some of their stunning work late last week.
Air Force Master Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock with the Defense Media Activity was named the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year, which is his seventh time receiving the honor. Here is a look at a couple pieces of his work:
USAF Lt. Col. (retired) Robert Lock and his wife Chris comfort his mother Mary as she takes her last couple of breaths in life on October 22, 2012. This photo won first place in the feature category. (Photo: Master Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock/DINFOS Facebook)
Mongolian soldiers (Photo: Master Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock/DINFOS)
These are other award winning photos from the competition:
Firefighter at a house fire March 29, 2012 at Joint Base Andrews, Md. This photo won first place in the news category. (Photo: Staff Sgt. Perry M. Aston/DINFOS Facebook)
U.S. Marine Cpl. Garrett Carnes (in wheelchair), a squad leader with 3rd Platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, jokes with Sgt. Kenney Clark (right). Carnes lost his legs Feb. 19 after an explosion in Afghanistan. This photo took 3rd place in the features category. (Photo: Cpl. Reece Lodder/DINFOS Facebook)
A couple embraces in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C., March 17, 2012. This photo took first place in pictorial. (Photo: Airman 1st Class Nathan G. Wilson-Crow/DINFOS Facebook)
Integrity's Revenge Battle of Charleston CrossFit games October 6, 2012 in Charleston, S.C. The military has begun including some CrossFit ideas into its own exercise programs. This was a first place sports photo. (Photo: Senior Airman James Richardson/DINFOS Facebook)
Lance Cpl. Chuck Sketch lost his sight and both his legs due to cancer. Here he's competing against other Wounded Warriors in the 2012 Marine Corps Trials. This image was first place as a portrait. (Photo: Staff Sgt. Mark Fayloga/DINFOS Facebook)
This portrait of an Afghan National Army Soldier took second place in the category. (Photo: Staff Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts/DINFOS Facebook)
Search and rescue swimmers. This was first place in combat training. (Photo: Tech. Sgt. Chris Hibben/DINFOS Facebook)
Mock interrogation took second place in the combat training category. (Photo: Tech Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth/DINFOS Facebook)
Below are the top winners in multimedia.
Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell -- Operational category:
Senior Airman Andrew Lee -- Feature category:
DINFOS also named SSG Robert A Ham of DMA Military Videographer of the Year and MC2 David B Danals Military Graphic Artist of the Year.
This story has been updated to correct that this was Lock's seventh year winning the Photographer of the Year designation, not his sixth as originally reported. And to update the videographer and graphic artist of the year.
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(H/T: Daily Mail)