Photography

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.

Coming Soon: The Top 100 Shots from the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards

— Check back on July 13th for superb images of birds in all their varied glory!

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.

Birds Gave This Photojournalist Hope in the Wake of Tragedy

— For Joshua McKerrow, posting daily bird photos has provided perspective and connection as he navigates trauma and grief.
Banded Ground-Cuckoo, photographed in 2012. Murray Cooper

Rare Photos Reveal the Secretive Life of the Banded Ground-Cuckoo

— A photographer and scientist collaborated for over a decade to capture stunning images of the endangered bird
Burrowing Owl. Barb D'Arpino/Audubon Photography Awards

Did Somebody Say Baby Bird Photos?

— Why yes, yes we did. Here are our favorite shots featuring chicks from last year's Audubon Photography Awards.