IMAGES photo by Onne van der Wal
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Shutter speed: 1/1,250 second
Lens focal length: 300mm
January 2014 issue
She was a 22-year-old crewmember and cafeteria worker who shone like a beacon in the chaos aboard the sinking South Korean ferry Sewol. She remained at her post — passing out life jackets, helping passengers make their way on deck, giving up her own life jacket, ultimately losing her life — while the captain and many other crewmembers cut and ran.
A Coast Guard air crew hoisted two men from the sailboat French Kiss this fall after they ran onto the Galveston, Texas, south jetty in 6-foot seas and 30-knot winds. One man had minor injuries. The boat drifted off the rocks and sank.
December 2014 issue
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