Audubon Photography Awards

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.
Photographed mid-flight with wings extended behind its body a Rufous Hummingbird shows off its white underwing feathers and namesake plumage as it dips its bill into the yellow flower of twinberry honeysuckle, a shrub native to the western United States.

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.
A bright yellow female Baltimore Oriole with a clump of thin light strands held in her bill perches at the end of a branch and faces to the right in the frame. The strands billow around her, slightly out of focus, in front of a blurred green background.

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.

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.
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.
Vibrant red, juicy berries clustered at the ends of brown branches frame an American Robin, a dark-colored bird with a ruddy breast. Poised to swallow, yellow bill spread open with the tip of the yellow tongue flicking upwards, the bird reaches for a single red berry that appears to hang in mid-air.

These Stellar Photos Show the Special Link Between Birds and Native Plants

February 01, 2023 — Enjoy some of our favorite entries for the Plants for Birds category of the 2022 Audubon Photography Awards