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(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Richard McCumber/Released)

The U.S. military Flickr accounts are a visual feast. Military photographers travel all over the world to document the daily exploits of American troops in every single service branch. The result is a cluster of photo streams chock full of incredible images that are both free to view and share.

While browsing images snapped by U.S. Marine Corps photographers, we noticed a few recurring themes.

Marines silhouetted by billowing flames.

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(U.S. Marine Corps Photo By Photo by Cpl. Janessa Pon/Released)

(U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Scott A. Achtemeier / Released)

Marines silhouetted against stunning sunsets and night skies.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ricky S. Gomez/Released)

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel/Released)

More fire.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Neysa Huertas Quinone/Released)

More skies.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos/Released)

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos/Released)

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)

These photos were all captured within the last year, and there’s more where they came from.

Make no mistake, there are also plenty of photos depicting Marines crawling through the mud and pointing their guns at targets. The bottom line is that Marine Corps photographers know how to make their service branch look bad ass. Check out the rest of the photos if you don’t believe us.

[Marine Corps Flickr Stream]