2016 Audubon Photography Awards

1. Wood Stork / Top 100, Amateur Category. Richard Johnson

2. Eastern Screech-Owl / Top 100, Amateur Category. William Kleinfelder

3. Great Blue Heron / Top 100, Amateur Category. Christopher Schlaf

4. Anna’s Hummingbird / Top 100, Professional Category. Sarah Blodgett

5. Yellow-billed Oxpecker / Top 100, Professional Category. Aaron Baggenstos

6. Greater Sage-Grouse / Top 100, Professional Category. Ken Archer

7. Sandhill Cranes, Northern Pintails and Mallards / Top 100, Amateur Category. Dale Erickson

8. Osprey / Top 100, Amateur Category. Thomas Chadwick

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

10. Northern Cardinal / Top 100, Amateur Category. Brian Kushner

11. Grand Prize Winner: Bald Eagle. Great Blue Heron. Bonnie Block

12. Great Horned Owls and Black-chinned Hummingbird / Top 100, Professional Category. Ed Mackerrow

13. Little Blue Heron / Top 100, Amateur Category. Lynn Miller

14. King Penguin / Top 100, Amateur Category. Debra Herst

15. Speckled Mousebird / Top 100, Amateur Category. Nancy Gaudino

16. Crested Caracara and Scissor-tailed Flycatcher / Top 100, Fine Art Category. Jerry Black

17. Amateur Winner Eared Grebe, Yellowstone Lake, Wyoming. Stephen P Torna

18. Long-billed Thrasher / Top 100, Professional Category. Hector Astorga

19. Prairie Falcons / Top 100, Professional Category. David Salem

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

21. Black Skimmer / Top 100, Professional Category. Mark Buckler

22. Purple Finch / Top 100, Amateur Category. Gail Bisson

23. Fine Art Honorable Mention: Turkey Vultures, near San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico. Blake Shaw

24. Canada Goose / Top 100, Amateur Category. Barb D’Arpino

25. Bald Eagle / Top 100, Amateur Category. Howard Arndt

26. Roseate Spoonbills / Top 100, Amateur Category. Judylynn Malloch

27. American Goldfinch / Top 100, Amateur Category. Deborah O’Sullivan

28. Professional Winner: Osprey. Dick Dickinson

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. To view even more great bird photography, you can also see the top 100 entries at  the Audubon website.

21 thoughts on “2016 Audubon Photography Awards

  1. Oh, THANK YOU for sharing these spectacular photographs. I loved them all, particularly #27, The American Goldfinch. They are beautiful to watch from my patio. 🙂

  2. Loved all of these! I am a bird lover and like to observe them in my yard. My husband feeds them religiously and enjoys watching them too. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos! 😀

  3. Fabulous photos, worthy of the man who inspired the competition – I remember as a child getting a huge book from the library of John Audubon’s paintings.

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