2019 Audubon Photography Awards Marks 10th Year of Exquisite Bird Photography

Birds make fascinating subjects, as the winners and honorable mentions of this year’s contest, our 10th, make clear. They’re at once beautiful and resilient, complex and comical. Thank you to the 2,253 entrants from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and 10 Canadian provinces and territories for your dedication to appreciating, celebrating, and sharing the wonder of birds and the landscapes they inhabit.

Presented in association with Nature’s Best Photography, winning photos and honorable mentions will be featured at the biennial Audubon Convention in July 2019, in future issues of Audubon magazine and Nature’s Best Photography magazine, and in a special traveling Audubon Photography Awards exhibit hosted by Audubon chapters and centers across the country.

Grand Prize Winner
Red-winged Blackbird. Photo: Kathrin Swoboda/Audubon Photography Awards
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Professional Winner
Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Elizabeth Boehm/Audubon Photography Awards
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Youth Winner
Horned Puffin (captive). Photo: Sebastian Velasquez/Audubon Photography Awards
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Plants for Birds Winner
Hooded Oriole on a California fan palm. Photo: Michael Schulte/Audubon Photography Awards
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Amateur Honorable Mention
Great Blue Herons. Photo: Melissa Rowell/Audubon Photography Awards
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About Audubon
The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Audubon works throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. State programs, nature centers, chapters, and partners give Audubon an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. A nonprofit conservation organization since 1905, Audubon believes in a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Learn more at http://www.audubon.org and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @audubonsociety.

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