Wink! Burrowing Owl. Photo: Lou Staunton/Audubon Photography Awards

Audubon Photography Awards

What Are You Looking At? Eleven In-Your-Face Bird Photos

More spectacular shots from our 2017 Audubon Photography Awards.

Every year our Audubon Photography Awards produce a wealth of incredible images—and 2017 was no exception. In addition to this year's APA winners, we've already highlighted our usual gallery of the Top 100 photos, as well as a round-up of the more interesting bird behaviors this year's participants captured. If you haven't checked them out yet, you definitely should. 

But as we go through the thousands of submissions each year, common themes also emerge. These related photos don't necessarily capture a rare moment or even need explanation, but they make us smile nonetheless. We had several such themes pop up this year, including this collection of close-up bird shots. They made us laugh, so we thought we'd share. Hopefully you find them as entertaining as we did. Enjoy! 

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Huh? 

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. Photo: Jake Zadik/Audubon Photography Awards

Extreme Close-Up!  

Common Raven. Photo: Sue Dougherty/Audubon Photography Awards

Yeah, huh? 

Cedar Waxwing. Photo: Joanie Christian/Audubon Photography Awards

Do Not Disturb 

Wren sp. Photo: Jefferson White/Audubon Photography Awards

Say, Ahhhhhhhhh

Waved Albatross. Photo: Nancy Gaudino/Audubon Photography Awards

Uh, Can I Help You? 

Great Gray Owl. Photo: Melyssa St. Michael/Audubon Photography Awards

Nothing to See Here 

Black-billed Magpie. Photo: Gene Putney/Audubon Photography Awards

Not. Today. 

Wood Duck. Photo: Danai Sriprasert/Audubon Photography Awards

Wut?

Red-tailed Hawk. Photo: Kimberley Caruso/Audubon Photography Awards

Quick, Staring Contest

Killdeer. Photo: Sam Miller/Audubon Photography Awards

 

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