As the sunrise creates a gradient of oranges, blues, an purples four male Sharp-tailed Grouse spread their wings, low to the ground, as they try to impress a mate.

Fall In Love With the Ancient Dance of the Sharp-tailed Grouse

By Benjamin Alva Polley
February 22, 2023 — Beguiled by the birds’ courtship ritual, wildlife photographer Noppadol Paothong makes a difficult journey to document their glory so that others can appreciate it.
Shey Smith (left) and Tatyana Soto (right)

How Bird Photographers Shey Smith and Tatyana Soto Developed Their Passion

By Gabrielle Saleh
July 11, 2022 — Smith and Soto talked with us about all things bird photography, including how they took the leap to chase after their passion.

A Close Look at the Early (and Awkward) Days of Baby City Birds

By Andrew Garn and Meaghan Lee Callaghan
July 06, 2017 — As captured by a New York City photographer and wildlife-rehab volunteer.

These Vivid Bird Photographs Nearly Fly off the Screen

By Hannah Waters
October 06, 2016 — Sean Graesser's bird portraits imitate life in the style of John James Audubon.

Nine Stunning Photos of the Island at the End of the World

By Becca Cudmore
May 17, 2016 — Photographer and adventurer Kike Calvo documents the magnificent diversity of South America’s “Staten Island.”

2015 Audubon Photography Awards Top 100

By The Editors
April 26, 2015 — Of the 9,000+ photos submitted, these were our judges' favorites.

Time Lapse

April 26, 2015 — Over the past century, wildlife photography has become a bridge between art and science, thanks to a few ingenious inventions.

Skull-binding Bird Photos

By Dan Nosowitz
April 07, 2015 — How a retired dentist used his technical knowledge to capture incredible shots of birds.

The Gannets' Dinner Guest

By Emma Bryce
March 06, 2015 — An award-winning photographer chats about getting in the water with the graceful seabirds.