You did it. Many thanks to everyone who entered the 2021 Whalebone Photo Contest and supported No Kid Hungry and Protect Our Winters. We didn’t mess up the first Whalebone Photo Contest, so for the second year in a row, we are celebrating and honoring the amazing humans who point and shoot all sorts of cameras, capturing nature, action, emotion and each other.
Hide ‘n’ Suck | Michael Francis Connelly
Curves | Ben Thouard
Water for life | Sharwar Apo
Mulcoy’s World | Mark McInnis
Cliche in the Rain | Tanner Bowden
Rodeo Days | Gabriel L’Heureux
Seeking Venture Photo
Harmony House Hugs | Tyler Schank
Connected Ceremony | Donell Gumiran
Coexistence | Ryan Borne
Azim Khan Ronnie
Wall of Death | Siddharth Kaneria
Kicking it back… | Subhashis Halder
Life in Color | Zay Yar Lin
Chin Leong Teo
Enjoying the biggest festival Durga Puja | Sultan Ahmed Niloy
Our Playground | Hardibudi
Laundry | Kristen Emack
Muhammad Amdad Hossain
Tidal Pool | Daniel Pullen
Car Wash | Bo Bridges
RUN | Ben Thouard
Kyle Russell Allen Graves
Tanner Charles Schaaf
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.
A pioneering director & photographer who brings attention to the demanding adventures and landscapes that the public is rarely fortunate to see.
Shark attack survivor known for his underwater photography, ocean advocacy and mission to help fellow amputees.