The awards, which were held in association with Nature’s Best Photography magazine, repeated 2009's “Birds in Focus” theme, inviting entrants to submit their favorite avian shots. Together, more than 1,300 professionals, amateurs, and young people entered 8,000 photos. (See the 2009 winners here.)
Curious about the winners’ competition? Check out this photo gallery featuring 100 of our panelists' other favorites.