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2016 Audubon Photography Awards

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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

Grand Prize Winner: Bald Eagle. Great Blue Heron. Bonnie Block / Audubon Photography Awards

Grand Prize Winner: Bald Eagle. Great Blue Heron. Bonnie Block / Audubon Photography Awards

 

Fine Art Winner: Green Violetear

Fine Art Winner: Green Violetear, photographed at the Savegre Hotel, San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica. Barbara Driscoll / Audubon Photography Awards

Fine Art Winner: Green Violetear, photographed at the Savegre Hotel, San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica. Barbara Driscoll / Audubon Photography Awards

 

                                  Professional Winner: Osprey.

Professional Winner: Osprey. Dick Dickinson / Audubon Photography Awards

Professional Winner: Osprey. Dick Dickinson / Audubon Photography Awards

 

Amateur Winner Eared Grebe, Yellowstone Lake, Wyoming.

Amateur Winner Eared Grebe, Yellowstone Lake, Wyoming. Stephen P Torna / Audubon Photography Awards

Amateur Winner Eared Grebe, Yellowstone Lake, Wyoming. Stephen P Torna / Audubon Photography Awards

 

Wood Stork / Top 100, Amateur Category. Richard Johnson / Audubon Photography Awards

 Richard Johnson / Audubon Photography Awards

Richard Johnson / Audubon Photography Awards

 

Eastern Screech-Owl / Top 100, Amateur Category.

William Kleinfelder / Audubon Photography Awards

William Kleinfelder / Audubon Photography Awards

Great Blue Heron / Top 100, Amateur Category.

Christopher Schlaf / Audubon Photography Awards

Christopher Schlaf / Audubon Photography Awards

 

Yellow-billed Oxpecker / Top 100, Professional Category.

 Aaron Baggenstos / Audubon Photography Awards

Aaron Baggenstos / Audubon Photography Awards

 

Greater Sage-Grouse / Top 100, Professional Category.

Ken Archer / Audubon Photography Awards

Ken Archer / Audubon Photography Awards

 

Amateur Honorable Mention: Common Raven, photographed in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

 Colleen Gara / Audubon Photography Awards

Colleen Gara / Audubon Photography Awards

 

Northern Cardinal / Top 100, Amateur Category.

 Brian Kushner / Audubon Photography Awards

Brian Kushner / Audubon Photography Awards

 

Bald Eagle / Top 100, Amateur Category.

Howard Arndt / Audubon Photography Awards

Howard Arndt / Audubon Photography Awards

 

Roseate Spoonbills / Top 100, Amateur Category.

Judylynn Malloch / Audubon Photography Awards

Judylynn Malloch / Audubon Photography Awards

 

American Goldfinch / Top 100, Amateur Category.

Deborah O'Sullivan / Audubon Photography Awards

Deborah O’Sullivan / Audubon Photography Awards

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