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The 2018 Audubon Photography Awards: Top 100

Feast your eyes on these always exquisite, sometimes hilarious, images, and find out the backstory behind each spectacular shot.
This year photographers from across the United States and Canada submitted more than 8,000 images to the ninth annual Audubon Photography Awards, and our panel of expert judges whittled down the entries to four exceptional winners. We know you want to see more of the entries, so every year we select 100 additional photographs to share. Displayed in no particular order, the images here feature birds in all their varied glory, from intimate portraits of family life to fascinating feeding behavior to massive flocks in motion.

Settle in and prepare to be delighted by the variety of birdlife and the story behind each shot—we certainly were. And should the stunning images spark an interest in picking up a camera to capture the beauty of birds, check out our photography guide; it’s got everything you need to get started, including tips and how-to’s, ethical guidelines, and gear recommendations. Next year, it could be your shot that makes the cut. 


Audubon Photography Awards

The 2018 Audubon Photography Awards Winners

Another year, another incredible—and incredibly hard—selection of images to choose from.
Audubon Photography Awards

The 2017 Audubon Photography Awards Winners

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

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