Fighter jet image could send Milton Keynes man flying to success

RAF Photographic competition

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This striking shot of a Typhoon fighter jet flying aboves the skies of Lithuania could land a Milton Keynes man a prestigious award.

Squadron Leader Dylan Eklund from Stony Stratford took the photo - called ‘Shark Attack’ - from a transport aircraft whilst he was part of the RAF media team.

Dylan Eklund, finalist in RAD photo competition

Dylan Eklund, finalist in RAD photo competition

And the image has now been selected from hundreds of entries for a national contest to choose the public’s favourite RAF image of the year

Mr Eklund, who lives in Stony Stratford, said: “I was with the team of the photographers when I just saw the shot and took it. This was the result.

“I’m not a professional photographer. I’m a keen amateur, but only an amateur. Originally the image was entered into the amateur category, but now the photo has been shortlisted for the People’s Choice category.”

Mr Eklund, a former solicitor who now works as an RAF media officer, was in Lithuania as the UK sent four typhoons for a four-month tour to provide support and reassurance to the Baltic states.

He added: “The RAF has some superb photographers so to have my shot selected is a real honour. As a Media Officer I recognise the importance of imagery in telling the RAF story to the public and it is therefore a privilege to be in the running for image of the year.”

To vote for Mr Eklund’s image visit www.raf.mod.uk/photo-of-the-year-2014/pc/shark-attack-1/

 

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