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West Coast Aerial Photography Image Wins Second Place in Annual World Press Photo Contest

West Coast Aerial Photography B-2 image voted second in Sports Features at Annual World Press Photo Contest

Los Angeles, CA, Feb 12 -- West Coast Aerial Photography, Inc., today announced that it's image of the B-2 bomber flying over the 2009 Rose Bowl game has placed second in World Press Photo's annual contest in the Sports Features category.

The annual World Press Photo Contest "offers an overview of how press photographers tackle their work worldwide and how the press gives us the news, bringing together pictures from all parts of the globe to reflect trends and developments in photojournalism," explains the World Press Photo Contest website. The two-week judging included 101,960 images by 5,847 photographers, representing 128 different nationalities.

"This is absolutely amazing," exclaims Mark Holtzman, West Coast Aerial Photography President. "I am honored to have my picture placed with so many other fantastic images. I'm looking forward to attending the awards ceremony in Amsterdam this spring."

The B-2 Rose Bowl flyover image first debuted in a two-page spread in Sports Illustrated. It was taken at the conclusion of the National Anthem on January 1, 2009, showing the United States Air Force B-2 Stealth Bomber, "The Spirit of Missouri," based at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, flying over the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, where the University of Southern California Trojans played the Penn State Nittany Lions.

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