After weeks of seeing the awesome entries in the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, it’s finally time to announce the winners!

Selected from more than 17,000 entries, an underwater photograph of divers swimming near a humpback whale taken by Anuar Patjane Floriuk of Tehuacán, Puebla, Mexico, has won the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest grand prize. Anuar Patjane Floriuk wins an eight day National Geographic Photo Expedition to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal for two. Shot near Roca Partida, an island off the western coast of Mexico, the winning photo is titled “Whale Whisperer.”

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