Congratulations to all of the winners in the 5th annual Whale SENSE photo contest! We had a total of 85 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 – Mitchell Steinhardt, American Princess Cruises

Right place at the right time as a hungry Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin catches a big bluefish

Tail Shot Category – Beth Miller, American Princess Cruises

An absolutely gorgeous sunset cruise in NY watching this humpback whale tail slapping!

Mobile Phone Category – Melissa McGuire, Rudee Tours

Photo taken on an iPhone 12 max pro

Breaching Category – Stephanie Johnson, Rudee Tours

In Sync

Non Marine Mammal Category – Taryn Paul, Rudee Tours

A double crested cormorant with its catch

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.

Check out our other post announcing the runners-up for each category!

To see all photos for each category, visit: