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Fighter jet image could send Milton Keynes man flying to success

RAF Photographic competition

RAF Photographic competition

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.

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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