2015 Audubon Photography Awards

More than 2,300 photographers entered the sixth annual Audubon Photography Awards competition, submitting images in several categories, including Amateur, Professional, Fine Art, and Youth. Nearly 9,000 images depicting birdlife from around the world were judged and the winners were recently announced. The National Audubon Society was kind enough to share some of this year’s winners and runners-up with us below. To view even more great bird photography, you can also see the top 100 entries at  the Audubon website. [17 photos total]

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Horned Puffin. Photo: Aaron Baggenstos / Audubon Photography Awards (Aaron Baggenstos / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Brandt's Cormorant. Photo: Jack Sassard / Audubon Photography Awards (Jack Sassard / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Domestic Goose. Photo: Bradley Lewis / Audubon Photography Awards (Bradley Lewis / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Fine Art Honorable Mention—Purple Gallinules. Photo: Mary Angela Luzader / Audubon Photography Awards (Mary Angela Luzader / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Snowy Owl. Photo: Francois Portmann / Audubon Photography Awards (Francois Portmann / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Gyrfalcon and Rock Pigeon. Photo: Harry Colquhoun / Audubon Photography Awards (Harry Colquhoun / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Professional Winner—Double-crested Cormorant. Photo: Chris Gug / Audubon Photography Awards (Chris Gug / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Grand Prize Winner—Great Egret. Photo: Melissa Groo / Audubon Photography Awards (Melissa Groo / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Wood Duck. Photo: Peter Brannon / Audubon Photography Awards (Peter Brannon / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Osprey and Red-winged Blackbird. Photo: Peter Hartlove / Audubon Photography Awards (Peter Hartlove / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Shoebill. Photo: John Rollins / Audubon Photography Awards (John Rollins / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Great Horned Owl. Photo: Wink Gaines / Audubon Photography Awards (Wink Gaines / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Professional Honorable Mention—Sandhill Crane. Photo: Jason Savage / Audubon Photography Awards (Jason Savage / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Wandering Albatross. Photo: Bill Klipp / Audubon Photography Awards (Bill Klipp / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Pileated Woodpecker. Photo: Linda Cullivan / Audubon Photography Awards (Linda Cullivan / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Fine Art Winner—Laughing Gull, Double-crested Cormorant, Royal Tern. Photo: Constance Mier / Audubon Photography Awards (Constance Mier / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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American Avocet. Photo: Melissa Groo / Audubon Photography Awards (Melissa Groo / Audubon Photography Awards) #

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