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Reiko Takahashi is 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

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Reiko Takahashi is 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the YearA photograph of a humpback whale calf’s tail has earned Reiko Takahashi of Japan the prestigious grand-prize in the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest. Takahashi’s incredible photo was selected by a panel of National Geographic judges from more than 13,000 entries. Takahashi took her grand prize-winning photo, titled “Mermaid,” off the coast of Japan’s Kumejima Island.