THE FINALISTS

 WATER

presented by JUST

Michael Francis Connelly | Grand Prize Water
Sharwar Apo | Water Finalist
Ben Thouard | Water Finalist
Ben Thouard | Honorable Mention
Kristy Taylor | Honorable Mention
Emily Baily | Honorable Mention
Rafael Moura | Honorable Mention
Phoebe Fitz | Honorable Mention
Ryan Borne | Honorable Mention
Samuel Resendiz | Honorable Mention
Manish Mamtani | Honorable Mention
Arvind Jayashankar | Honorable Mention
Trevor Hawkins | Honorable Mention
Caleb Kenna | Honorable Mention
Caleb Kenna | Honorable Mention
 

 HUMAN

presented by B&H Photo Video

Tyler Schank | Grand Prize Human
Donell Gumiran | Human Finalist
Ryan Borne | Human Finalist
David Moreno | Honorable Mention
Stacy Salvatori | Honorable Mention
Noah Bility | Honorable Mention
Sujan Sarkar | Honorable Mention
Azim Khan Ronnie | Honorable Mention
Joshua Lambus | Honorable Mention
Taz Essa | Honorable Mention
Cole Magrath | Honorable Mention
Dave Reddick | Honorable Mention
Connor Trimble | Honorable Mention
 

 ADVENTURE

Mark McInnis | Grand Prize Adventure
Tanner Bowden | Adventure Finalist
Gabriel L'Heureux | Adventure Finalist
Joey Maclennan | Honorable Mention
Natalie Obradovich | Honorable Mention
Dylan Decker | Honorable Mention
Seeking Venture Photo | Honorable Mention
Phoebe Fitz | Honorable Mention
Alexander Ratzing | Honorable Mention
Mitch Warnick | Honorable Mention
Jaime Contreras | Honorable Mention
Arvind Jayashankar | Honorable Mention
Colby Blount | Honorable Mention

 

 JOY

presented by Solento Organic Tequila

Sultan Ahmed Niloy | Grand Prize Joy
Hardibudi | Joy Finalist
Kristen Emack | Joy Finalist
John McKean | Honorable Mention
Elisabeth Grindmayer | Honorable Mention
Muhammad Amdad Hossain | Honorable Mention
Kenley England | Honorable Mention
Rafael Moura | Honorable Mention
Callum Morse | Honorable Mention
Shibasish Saha | Honorable Mention
Celia Kujala | Honorable Mention
Natalie Obradovich | Honorable Mention
John Barton | Honorable Mention
 

 MOTION

presented by Athleta

Siddharth Kaneria | Grand Prize Motion
Subhashis Halder | Motion Finalist
Zay Yar Lin | Motion Finalist
Andrew Soria | Honorable Mention
Tal Roberts | Honorable Mention
Alain Schroeder | Honorable Mention
Alex Cao | Honorable Mention
Chin Leong Teo | Honorable Mention
Scotty Sinton | Honorable Mention
Gabriel L'Heureux | Honorable Mention
Mackenzie Hennessey | Honorable Mention
Karim Iliya | Honorable Mention
 

 WEATHER

presented by Rhone

Daniel Pullen | Grand Prize Weather
Bo Bridges | Weather Finalist
Ben Thouard | Weather Finalist
Jerad Armijo | Honorable Mention
Kyle Russell Allen Graves | Honorable Mention
Max Depatie | Honorable Mention
Laura Sills | Honorable Mention
Brian Clopp | Honorable Mention
Ronda Churchill | Honorable Mention
Tanner Charles Schaaf | Honorable Mention
Donell Gumiran | Honorable Mention
Ryan Mack | Honorable Mention
Additional Honorable Mentions:
Carlos Ayon
Clayton Barkman
Mollie Beach
Kevin Brunelle
Cole Ferguson
Ethan Helow
Thomas LaGrega
Joshua Lambus
Heidi Liu
Xavier Manrique
Hannah McGowan
Natalie Obradovich
Laura Padilla Halcón
Jo Savage
Alexander Schneider


PRIZE BREAKDOWN FOR EACH CATEGORY:

$4,000 CATEGORY GRAND PRIZE
$500 2 FINALISTS | $50 HONORABLE MENTION

THE
JUDGES



Man, are we lucky. Some incredibly talented folks think enough of what we are doing with this photo contest and what you do to lend their eyes to help us select the winning photos. Last year Danny Clinch, Walter Iooss and Morgan Maassen set the bar really high for Whalebone Photo Contest judges. This year Mel D. Cole, Krystle Wright and Mike Coots bring a whole new set of perspectives to the judging panel. The judges select the winners so we aren’t saying you probably want to start following them on Instagram to see what they like, but we are saying you probably want to start following them on Instagram because it will bring joy and magic to your phone screen.

MEL D. COLE

One of the world's top concert, music, sports, lifestyle and event photographers.

@meldcole

KRYSTLE WRIGHT


A pioneering director & photographer who brings attention to the demanding adventures and landscapes that the public is rarely fortunate to see.

@krystlejwright

MIKE
COOTS


Shark attack survivor known for his underwater photography, ocean advocacy and mission to help fellow amputees.

@mikecoots
WHO DOES WHALEBONE MAGAZINE THINK THEY ARE?


A Little Bit About the Ninth-Best Magazine in the World

Who is Whalebone Magazine to put together a photo contest for photographers and other people who hold cameras and click them to take pictures? Well, Whalebone makes a magazine that a lot of people seem to think prints nice looking photos people tend to enjoy and there’s also that #photogsthatweenjoyseries series on @whalebonemagazine

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