“Whale Whisperers” by Anuar Patjane Floriuk. Says Floriuk, “Diving with a humpback whale and her newborn calf while they cruise around Roca Partida … in the Revillagigedo [Islands], Mexico. This is an outstanding and unique place full of pelagic life, so we need to accelerate the incorporation of the islands into UNESCO as [a] natural heritage site in order to increase the protection of the islands against the prevailing illegal fishing corporations and big-game fishing.”
Our favorite time of the year is here at last. This week, National Geographic presented the winners of the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest to the world, and we’ve been ogling ever since.
This year, National Geographic staff had to sift through over 17,000 submissions in order to select the lucky photographer who would win the competition and receive the grand prize, an eight-day expedition to Costa Rica and the Panama canal. The winning photo is presented above. Below are the remaining National Geographic top picks. Enjoy!
Second Place Winner: “Gravel Workmen,” Faisal Azim
“[This] gravel-crush working place remains full of dust and sand. Three gravel workmen are looking through the window glass at their working place. Chittagong, Bangladesh.” – Faisal Azim