This photo of Captain Christopher Bolt preparing for his last flight looks like a painting, bringing together Bolt’s monochrome profile and the ragged reflection of the carrier’s megastructure on the coating of plane window.
It’s almost poetic. According to the US Navy, Bolt is part of its “only forward-deployed aircraft carrier,” the USS Ronald Reagan. In the photo, he’s performing one last preflight check before taking to the sky – his “last as the ship’s commanding officer.” [Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke/U.S. Navy]