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.
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. 🙂
No problem!! Enjoy! 🙂
I shared them everywhere possible. Loving birds so very much. 🙂
i love birds too, i have a parrot myself! 🙂
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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! 😀
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.
Eye-popping photographs. Wow!
I love birds so much. Thank you for the great photographs. love them all.
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Awesome human talent and nonhuman magnificence combine to make these spectacular images. Thanks to ALK3R via Chris the StoryReadingApe for sharing these stunners!
Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 — Suzanne
no problem, enjoy!
Amazing shots! Just gorgeous!
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I’m taking this week off from blogging, but I did want to share this beautiful post with all of you. Thanks to The ALK3R Post for the gorgeous photos!
Very interesting animals.
The cardinal is my favorite. Looks almost like a little ball in midair.
i love them all! 🙂
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Marvellous photos that are so alive! The bald eagle sitting on the pile of rubbish speaks the most to me! Plastics have got to go, they are a health hazard to animals and the environment, some solutions have been found but more needs to be done!