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The 2021 Audubon Photography Awards: Top 100

This year more than 2,000 photographers from across the United States and Canada submitted images to Audubon magazine’s 12th annual Audubon Photography Awards, and our panel of expert judges whittled down the entries to eight stunning winners and five honorable mentions. With more than 9,000 photographs entered in the contest, there was an abundance of exceptional avian images from which we selected 100 additional shots to share.

Displayed in no particular order, these photos feature birdlife at its most vivid, vulnerable, formidable, and playful. There are intimate portraits that reveal exquisite details, action shots that capture powerful raptors on

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Breathtaking bird photography in the 2021 Audubon Awards

A beautiful shot of a Roadrunner taking a dust bath has taken the top prize in this year’s Audubon Photography Awards. In its 12th year, the contest continues to offer up an incredible annual selection of bird photographs.

The Grand Prize this year went to Carolina Fraser for a shot taken at Los Novios Ranch in Texas. The image of a Greater Roadrunner, known to rarely use water for bathing, perfectly captures the unique bird taking a dust bath.

In the midst of an evening dust bath, a Greater Roadrunner stands proudly, backlit by the sun. Nikon D500 with Nikon
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A Dusty Roadrunner, Sleepy Sandhill Crane, and Shy Sandpiper Top the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards



Anna’s Hummingbird and cattail, Karen Boyer Guyton/Audubon Photography Awards/2021 Plants For Birds Honorable Mention. All images courtesy of Audubon, shared with permission

Most years, the Audubon Photography Awards garners entries from photographers who journey around the world to spot the elusive, extraordinary winged creatures they don’t usually see near their homes. The last few months have necessarily restricted travel, though, prompting 2021’s entrants to seek out the unique and remarkable moments happening right around them. Selected from 8,770 images and more than 260 videos, this year’s winners capture a wide array of avian species, including

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Dusty Roadrunner Photo Wins the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards

The National Audubon Society has announced the winning photographs and videos of its 2021 Audubon Photography Awards which showcase the beauty of birds and brings attention to species that are threatened by extinction.

National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization established in 1905 which works to protect birds and their habitat through various programs and in collaboration with other partners, such as nature centers, and more.

The competition — which is one of the leading North American bird photography competitions — featured eight prizes across five divisions and, for the first time, it awarded the Female Bird Prize and

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The 2021 Audubon Photography Awards: Winners and Honorable Mentions

Photography, at its best, can heighten our awareness, allowing us to see the world more clearly. The same could be said about birding. And when we combine the two, magical things happen.

Focusing our attention on the winged wonders that share our planet can reveal everything from the finest details to the largest patterns of life, as shown by many of the 8,770 images and 261 videos entered in this year’s contest. From the admissions focused on native flora for our Plants for Birds category to the more artistic compositions for the Fisher Prize, our judges were once again amazed

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