In association with Nature's Best Photography
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
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.
Over the past century, wildlife photography has become a bridge between art and science, thanks to a few ingenious inventions.
Photo: Andrew Zuckerman
Birds do some spectacular things when they think no one is watching. Check out the craziest bird behaviors submitted.
Photo: Steve Ando/Audubon Photography Awards
An artist goes airborne to reveal the beautiful scars we’ve left on the earth.
Photo: J. Henry Fair
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