In addition to our category winners, we also wanted to highlight the amazing runners-up in each category! Like what you see? Be sure your next whale watch is with a Whale SENSE company!

Surface Active Category – Janelle Sebergandio, Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company

Steller breaching on our whale watching trip in June 2022

Tail Shot Category – Justin Fuller, Rudee Tours

This wonderful humpback whale gave us one last surprise during a sunset whale watching trip. Letting us enjoy its fluke with the waterfall glowing in the sunset.

Mobile Phone Category – Kristin Rayfield, Rudee Tours

A beautiful summer sunset off the Virginia Beach coast.

Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters Category – Stephanie Johnson, Rudee Tours

Curious of you too

Non Marine Mammal Category – Kristin Rayfield, Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center

A feeding Loggerhead Seaturtle gives passengers a photo of a lifetime opportunity!

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 winners for each category!

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