Here are this year’s winners, some wonderful near misses, and the contest’s Top 100. Thanks to our sponsors, and to all who entered.
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
And, of course, congratulations to the winners. View the winning photos!
Update, November 17, 2015 — The winners of the 2015 Audubon Photography Awards are currently featured in the Nature’s Best Photography exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. They will be displayed as part of the collection for the next year.
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