Photography

A bright yellow Prothonotary Warbler emerges from a cavity in a mossy cypress knee, a woody structure that grows near the base of a cypress tree.

To Protect Her Subjects, a Photographer Chooses Patience Over Playback

— Kelley Luikey wants birders and shutterbugs to recognize that playing recorded songs can stress vulnerable birds.
A Common Merganser parent stands on a rock with six small youngsters, looking at the photographer out of its periphery. The female’s cinnamon head and feather crest, and the pale ruddy heads of the still-downy chicks, pop in the glow of the morning light.

Make Some Time for These Adorable and Awkward Baby Bird Photos

— Here are 15 of our favorite shots featuring chicks from the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards.

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.

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.

The 2021 Audubon Photography Awards: Winners and Honorable Mentions

— The finest images and videos from this year's competition showed birdlife at its most tranquil, clever, and powerful.