Congratulations to all of the winners in the 3rd annual Whale SENSE photo contest! We set a new record of 98 amazing photos submitted for voting this year. Like what you see? Be sure your next whale watch is with a Whale SENSE company!

Feeding Category – Lauren McCaslin, Kenai Fjord Tours

Tail Shot Category – Lilli Mack, Alaska Luxury Tours

Scenic Category – Stephanie Johnson, Rudee Tours

This photo is also our overall contest winner!

Breaching Category – Stephanie Johnson, Rudee Tours

Non Marine Mammal Category – Madison Olszewski, Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center

Congratulations also to our 2nd place winners in each category!

*There was a tie for the scenic category.

Many thanks again to everyone who submitted photos (they were all amazing!), shared the albums, and voted. We hope you will continue to spread the word about the Whale SENSE program and the importance of responsible wildlife viewing. As always, visit for more information.

To see all photos for each category, visit: