Congratulations to all of the winners in the 4th annual Whale SENSE photo contest! We had a total of 73 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 – Ashley Longo, American Princess Cruises

Bunker Lunch Time off the New Jersey Coast

Tail Shot Category – Kristin Rayfield, Rudee Tours

A humpback whale diving as the calm water reflects the colors of the sunset.

Scenic Category – Kristin Rayfield, Rudee Tours

Brown pelicans fly by as a bottlenose dolphin surfaces in the sunset.

Breaching Category – Stephanie Johnson, Rudee Tours

Collision: Sometimes there just isn’t time to get out of the way

Non Marine Mammal Category – Stephanie Johnson, Rudee Tours

Large Appetite: This osprey took no time in finding his brunch.

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

Credit: From top left going clockwise: Kristin Rayfield, John Wright, Kristen Young, Wendy Nelson, Stephanie Johnson

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: