Aerial shot of two U.S. Marine KC-130 Hercules aircraft over Iraq firing flare salvos to counter attack surface to air missiles. Note the peculiar wingtip vortices visualized by the smoke. Photo taken on September 4, 2003.
[Photo by LCpl. Andrew Williams, United States Marine Corps - image found on www.news.navy.mil , and originally published on www.usmc.mil - a video of the two aircraft in action can be viewed at www.ifilm.com]