In association with Nature's Best Photography
Great Egret. Photo: Melissa Groo/Audubon Photography Awards
Participants: More than 2,300
Images entered: Nearly 9,000
Categories: Amateur, Professional, Fine Art, Youth
Entrants from: 50 states, 7 provinces, District of Columbia
Judging Criteria: Technical quality, originality, artistic merit
Joel Sartore: National Geographic and Audubon Photographer
Steve Freligh: Co-publisher of Nature's Best Photography
Kevin Fisher: Audubon creative director
Sabine Meyer: Audubon photography director
Over the past century, wildlife photography has become a bridge between art and science, thanks to a few ingenious inventions.
Red-and-green Macaw. Photo: Andrew Zuckerman
Birds do some spectacular things when they think no one is watching. Check out the craziest bird behaviors submitted.
Royal Tern. Photo: Steve Ando/Audubon Photography Awards
An artist goes airborne to reveal the beautiful scars we’ve left on the earth.
Brown Pelican rookery. Photo: J. Henry Fair