Photography and Videography

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’s starting to discover the charms of the things with feathers. Whatever brings you to the world of bird photography, we’ve got the instruction, pro tips, gear recs, and inspiration you’ll need to get settled in.

Recent Photography Stories


Why Photographers Should Reconsider Using Playback in the Field

By Kelley Luikey
January 25, 2022 — 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.
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Our Favorite Female Bird Shots From the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards

By The Editors
December 20, 2021 — This stunning collection celebrates the beauty and ingenuity of 15 birds that do not often get the spotlight.
Behind the Shot

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

By Carlyn Kranking
December 16, 2021 — A photographer pursues common yard wildlife from a different perspective.
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Take a Virtual Gallery Tour of the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards Winners

By The Editors
December 03, 2021 — Instead of our annual traveling exhibit, this year we're going digital.

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

By Corryn Wetzel
September 09, 2021 — Sebastian Velasquez ventured onto a smoky California beach to photograph birds foraging in a landscape choked by wildfire.
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The 2021 Audubon Photography Awards: Top 100

By The Editors
July 13, 2021 — Scroll through these superb images that feature birds in all their varied glory, and find out the backstory behind each shot.
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The 2021 Audubon Photography Awards: Winners and Honorable Mentions

By The Editors
July 07, 2021 — The finest images and videos from this year's competition showed birdlife at its most tranquil, clever, and powerful.

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

By Jessica Leber
July 07, 2021 — 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

By Hannah Waters
June 21, 2021 — 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

By Rachel Fritts
May 12, 2021 — Need more feathers in your feed? These photographers have you covered.

Galleries and Photo Essays

Bird vs. Building: Portraits of Flight Gone Wrong

Minneapolis artist Miranda Brandon gives victims of bird strikes new life.

Indigo Bunting. Miranda Brandon

Peregrines—and a Photographer—Bunk Out at Chicago Man’s Apartment

A flower-box nest provides the perfect opportunity for some close-up shots of a plucky falcon family.

Peregrine Falcons. <a href="">Luke Massey </a>

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.

Photos: Brad Wilson