Audubon Photography Awards

A Tree Swallow in flight holds a pine needle in its bill. Slightly off the ground, the bird’s wings are pointing down, its tail slightly slanted. The bottom of the image is a blurred green, the grass coming into focus closer to the bird.

The 2022 Audubon Photography Awards: The Top 100

— Moments of delight and awe abound in this collection of standout bird photography. Scroll through and learn the story behind each shot.

The 2022 Audubon Photography Awards: Winners and Honorable Mentions

— A fledgling raptor learning to hunt. Grouse aiming to impress. Two grebes vying for a meal. This year’s winners caught amazing moments.

Check Out the Winners of the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards

— The finest images and videos from this year's contest provide a stunning glimpse into the lives of 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.
A Curve-Billed Thrasher with a glowing yellow eye and curved black bill sits alert in center of the frame, surrounded by a green and white-spine covered cholla cactus.

These Delightful Photos Highlight How Native Plants Support Birds

— Appreciate some of the top submissions for the Plants for Birds category of the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards
Least Bittern. Peter Brannon/Audubon Photography Awards

Audubon Photo Contest Entry Platform Frequently Asked Questions

— Having trouble entering the competition or submitting photos? The answer to your question will likely be found here.

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.

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

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

The 2021 Audubon Photography Awards: Top 10 Videos

— Settle in and watch spectacular footage of birds in the wild, and find out the backstory behind each video.

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.