Southern Carmine Bee-eaters. Photo: Zachary Webster/Audubon Photography Awards

Summer 2017

The winners of the eighth Audubon Photography Awards, revealed. Dive into our science team's comprehensive Western Water report and learn what it means for people and birds. Take a trip with our photographer as he peeks through the most stylish (and practical) bird blinds across America. Also: editing nature to combat seabird predators, the flamingo ambassador of Curaçao, portraits of rescued newborns, Ryan Zinke puts the bull in Bull Moose, and Chicago fire, conservation style. 

Read on for the full contents of our summer issue

The 2017 Audubon Photography Award Winners

Congratulations to the champions—and to all those who strive to share the beauty of birds.

Gentoo Penguins. Photo: Deborah Albert/Audubon Photography Awards

The 2017 Audubon Photography Awards: Top 100

Explore the incredible pool of photographs our judges had to choose from, along with each image's backstory.

Atlantic Puffin. Photo: Ann Pacheco/Audubon Photography Awards

In the Arid West, Protecting Oases Vital to Birds Requires Creative Solutions

Like people, birds depend on water, relying on it during migration, breeding, and nesting. But increasing pressures on already scarce Western waters have put birds and other wildlife in a perilous situation.

Gila River. Photo: Daily Overview, Satellite Imagery © DigitalGlobe

The Busy Life of Bob the Flamingo

Once badly injured, the recovered bird now teaches residents of Curaçao about the importance of conservation.

American Flamingo. Photo: Jasper Doest