Lots of great photos were submitted throughout the season. Some of the winning photos include feeding behaviors near the boat, and close boat approaches, all which occurred on trips conducted in accordance with Northeast Whale Watching Guidelines and WhaleSENSE prescribed practices. While we take the welfare of the whales we view as a professional concern, we don't look for professional photos in our contest, just character. That said, its always a tough job to come up with the winners; however we did it, and we have our results!
Finally, a huge thanks to our naturalist extraordinaire, Joanne Jarzobski for her devoted attention to our Facebook community during the season, and her awesome photo contributions to our page! Thanks Joanne, and may hundreds of humpbacks grace everyones' 2014! And with no further ado, here's this year's winner: