Photography and Videography

Interested in taking bird photos?

You've come to the right place! Maybe you’re a bird lover who doesn’t know your f-stop from your ISO speed. Or maybe you’re an experienced photographer who recently realized that birds are endlessly fascinating subjects. Whatever brings you to the world of bird photography, we’ve got the instructions, pro tips, gear recs, and inspiration you’ll need to get going.

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Portrait of a Forest on the Climate Edge
A bird's eye view of a winter scene of a forest with some green pine trees and bare aspen, paper birch, and red maple trees.
Portrait of a Forest on the Climate Edge

In Minnesota, a boreal forest ecosystem could shift north over the Canada border this century. Local photographers, scientists, and land managers are grappling with what that means—and how to respond.

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The 2024 Audubon Photography Awards: Winners and Honorable Mentions
June 20, 2024 — Mating, fighting, dive-bombing for food: This year's prize-winning images and videos are packed with avian action—now, in even more categories.
A collage of the following birds. Photos from left: Atlantic Puffin, Shane Kalyn/Audubon Photography Awards/2023 Professional Award Winner; White-tailed Kites, Jack Zhi/Audubon Photography Awards/2022 Grand Prize Winner; Anna's Hummingbird, Patrick Coughl
How to Capture Photos That Will Catch the Audubon Photography Awards Judges' Attention
February 16, 2024 — We spoke with Audubon Photography Awards judge Morgan Heim about what it takes to wow the judges in the competition.
How to Choose a Photography Workshop that Respects and Protects Birds
February 02, 2024 — These tips can help you get great pictures and keep the birds you love safe with a guide or group.
2024 Audubon Photography Awards Open for Entries with New Birds in Landscapes Prize
January 10, 2024 — The North American photography and video contest is accepting entries until February 28, 2024.

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Photos: Brad Wilson

Who’s Who?

These owls may wear the same game face, but when it comes to personality, they’re as different as day and night.