More than 1,700 photographers entered the seventh annual Audubon Photography Awards competition, submitting images in several categories, including Amateur, Professional, Fine Art, and Youth. Nearly 7,000 images depicting birdlife from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and six Canadian provinces, were judged and the winners were recently announced. The National Audubon Society was kind enough to share some of this year’s winners and runners-up with us below. To view even more great bird photography, you can also see the top 100 entries at the Audubon website.
Grand Prize Winner: Bald Eagle
Fine Art Winner: Green Violetear
Professional Winner: Osprey.
Amateur Winner Eared Grebe, Yellowstone Lake, Wyoming.
Wood Stork / Top 100, Amateur Category. Richard Johnson / Audubon Photography Awards
Eastern Screech-Owl / Top 100, Amateur Category.
Great Blue Heron / Top 100, Amateur Category.
Yellow-billed Oxpecker / Top 100, Professional Category.
Greater Sage-Grouse / Top 100, Professional Category.
Amateur Honorable Mention: Common Raven, photographed in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
Northern Cardinal / Top 100, Amateur Category.
Bald Eagle / Top 100, Amateur Category.
Roseate Spoonbills / Top 100, Amateur Category.