Photography

Why Photographers Should Reconsider Using Playback in the Field

— Playing audio clips of songs and calls is a common tool for getting better shots, but it can also be detrimental to birds and their chicks.

Our Favorite Female Bird Shots From the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards

— This stunning collection celebrates the beauty and ingenuity of 15 birds that do not often get the spotlight.

These Scrappy Photos Capture the Action-Packed World Beneath a Bird Feeder

— A photographer pursues common yard wildlife from a different perspective.

Take a Virtual Gallery Tour of the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards Winners

— Instead of our annual traveling exhibit, this year we're going digital.

How a Photographer Captured This Eerie Shot of Godwits in the Haze

— Sebastian Velasquez ventured onto a smoky California beach to photograph birds foraging in a landscape choked by wildfire.

The 2021 Audubon Photography Awards: Top 100

— Scroll through these superb images that feature birds in all their varied glory, and find out the backstory behind each shot.

The 2021 Audubon Photography Awards: Winners and Honorable Mentions

— Thousands of people entered photographs and—for the first time— videos in this year’s contest. The finest images showed birdlife at its most tranquil, clever, and powerful.

How To Become a Better Bird Photographer: Advice From Audubon Photo Award Winners

— Go from beginner to award winner by following these strategies from alumni of our annual bird photography contest.

See the Emergence and Feast of Brood X Cicadas in All Their Glory

— Photographer Chris Linder captured Brood X cicadas as they tunneled out of the earth, burst from their shells, and were devoured by birds.

Follow These Amazing Instagram Accounts for Beautiful Bird Photos

— Need more feathers in your feed? These photographers have you covered.