PEREGRINE TROPHY 2019

Every year the Royal Navy's professional photographers submit their best work to compete for the Peregrine Trophy.

Peregrine trophy winner 2019

FLEET REGIONAL PHOTGRAPHIC UNIT WEST

The Peregrine Trophy is awarded to the Royal Navy photographic section or unit that has submitted the best portfolio of six prints (black and white and/or colour) of service-related subjects captured throughout the year.

This year's winning portfolio features diverse imagery from around the globe. From the Royal Navy's surface fleet to the submarines of the Silent Service, to the elite Royal Marines, the imagery from across the Naval Service impressed the judges to win the top prize.

One of three Teams, the photographers based in Plymouth are ready to deploy around the world at short notice. They are trained to operate at sea, on land and in the air, in extreme conditions from the desert to the arctic.

The role of photography portraying the work of the Royal Navy has never been more important.

This award is designed to encourage the capture of eye-catching, powerful imagery that can be used in traditional and digital media to demonstrate the Naval Service on operations.

Sponsor: WEX

rOYAL nAVY pHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

LEADING PHOTOGRAPHER SAMMY SEELEY

The Photographer of the Year award goes to the photographer with the best portfolio of four photographs of service-related subjects submitted by an individual.

Leading Photographer Sammy Seeley was named Royal Navy photographer of the year by judges for his portfolio of imagery from his deployment on HMS Sutherland to the Far East.

His portfolio included:

  • A winching serial on HMS Sutherland.
  • A Royal Marine sniper in front of HMS Sutherland's 'fearless' wildcat.
  • Royal Marines during a boarding

He said, "Winning is always so nice and humbling. Having your work appreciated when it might not have made press or might not have been seen on line makes it all so much better.

My favourite of the four was the 'Winchman' image, I was laid down on the flight deck on my back with the Wildcat hovering directly above, a shot I had desired to get the whole trip."

Sponsor: Canon UK

Best Maritime image

Leading Photographer Leading Photographer Will Haigh

Awarded for the best photograph depicting Royal Navy or Royal Marines equipment, including ships, submarines, aircraft, weapons and equipment large and small. 

Sponsor: FUJI

Commandant General royal marines prize

WINNER: 30 COMMANDO ROYAL MARINES

Awarded for the best portfolio of three prints, depicting Royal Marines related subjects.

Sponsors:  WEX

GLOBAL OPERATIONS

PETTY OFFICER PHOTOGRAPHER DAVE JENKINS

Awarded to the best single image that is judged to create the most impact as a news photograph.  

Sponsor: Colour Confidence

MARITIME AIR PRIZE

LEADING PHOTOGRAPHER KYLE HELLER

Awarded for the best photograph of one or more Royal Navy helicopters, this category is specifically for rotary wing images.  

Sponsor: MediaLogix