Photo wins National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
According to Anuar Patjane Floriuk, who snapped this photo, it came about as an unplanned shot as the whale moved away from him and towards the group of divers. This was taken from Roca Partida, off the western coast of Mexico.
“Diving with a humpback whale and her newborn calf while they cruise around Roca Partida Island, in Revillagigedo, Mexico. This is an outstanding and unique place full of pelagic life so we need to accelerate the incorporation of this island into UNESCO as natural heritage site in order to increase the protection of the islands against the prevailing illegal fishing corporations and big game fishing.”
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There were over 17,000 entries for the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest so this was not an easy feat to win the grand prize, which includes an eight day National Geographic Photo expedition to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal for two. We think it is well deserved!