Audubon Photography Awards

Two water birds rise up out of the water close together, a long reed held in one of the bird's beak wraps around their long necks as they twirl.
Our Favorite Fascinating Bird Behaviors From the 2023 Audubon Photo Awards
February 22, 2024 — From an extra hungry Great Blue Heron to a very determined Verdin, this year's selections once again provide a vivid glimpse into the lives of birds.
Two downy, white-and-gray Barred Owl chicks sit on top of a brick chimney, exquisitely framed by the rust-red metal cap that covers it. The owlets’ large black eyes peer out from their white, heart-shaped faces.
Cuddle up With These Ridiculously Cute Baby Bird Photos
December 19, 2023 — Our favorite chick pics from the 2023 Audubon Photography Awards feature familiar and secretive species at peak charm.
10 Gorgeous Shots Showcasing Birds and the Native Plants They Need
September 25, 2023 — Check out these stunners from the Plants for Birds category of the 2023 Audubon Photography Awards.
Our 15 Favorite Videos From the 2023 Audubon Photography Awards
August 29, 2023 — Take a moment to enjoy this year's lineup of entertaining avians while learning the story behind each clip.
A tawny female North Cardinal faces the camera, head cocked, while taking a bath, its red wings extended upward as droplets of water surround the bird and fill the frame. The water below reflects the bird’s body and the droplets.
Our Favorite Female Bird Shots From the 2023 Audubon Photography Awards
July 18, 2023 — Marvel at the beauty and ingenuity of 14 birds that often get overlooked.
The original image shows detailed texture of 2 pigeons’ feathers as they preen. The Ai image is similar, but vivid details are missing.
What Does Generative AI Mean for Bird and Nature Photography?
June 21, 2023 — Soon we may not be able to easily tell if a bird photo is real or fake. And that poses fundamental questions that the wildlife photography field must grapple with.
The 2023 Audubon Photography Awards: Winners and Honorable Mentions
June 21, 2023 — We pored through thousands of entries for this year’s contest. The best images show birds going about their business in the most glorious ways.
A Cactus Wren perches atop a broken branch, holding a large, messy mass of downy feathers in its beak, with the feathers covering up the front of its face. The wren is a medium-sized songbird, mostly brown with darker stripes and spots and with a big white eyebrow.
Our Favorite Fascinating Bird Behaviors from the 2022 Audubon Photo Awards
February 23, 2023 — Every year the contest attracts entries capturing rare and unusual moments in the avian world. Check out these 11 highlights.
Take a Peek Into Avian Family Life with These Cute Chick Pics
February 15, 2023 — Prepare to “oohh” and “aww” over our favorite shots featuring baby birds from the 2022 Audubon Photography Awards.
Sporting a spiky crest of caramel feathers, a brown female Hooded Merganser swims vigorously while proudly displaying a large, red crayfish she just plucked from the water below. Behind her, a large plume of water raises up behind her as she prepares to take off and escape the males, not pictured, that are after her meal.
Our Favorite Female Bird Shots From the 2022 Audubon Photography Awards
February 08, 2023 — Females steal the spotlight in these 12 arresting images.