Congratulations to all of the winners in the 6th annual Whale SENSE photo contest! We had a total of 71 amazing photos submitted for voting this year. Like what you see? Be sure your next whale watch is with a Whale SENSE company!

Surface Active Category – Beth Miller, American Princess Cruises

Amazing to see these humpbacks tandem lunge feeding, but the folks on that sailboat don’t even seem to be looking!

Tail Shot Category – Kristin Rayfield, Rudee Tours

You can’t help but smile when you see this whale’s fluke! 🙂

Mobile Phone Category – Mackenzie Briggs, Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center

Short-beaked common dolphin swimming in boat wake about 100 miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean.

Seals, sea lions & sea otters – Melissa Laurino, Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center

The gull did not get his seal of approval 😉

Non Marine Mammal Category – Stephanie Johnson, Rudee Tours

Did someone say Lunch

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.

Stay tuned for another post announcing the runners-up for each category!

To see all photos for each category, visit: