This year’s top shots delight with dazzling colors and fresh perspectives.

Every spring, the judges of the Audubon Photography Awards gather at Audubon’s headquarters in Manhattan to review their favorite images and select the finalists. But as with much of life in 2020, this year’s awards had to be handled differently due to pandemic-related travel, work, and social-distancing restrictions. So, for our 11th annual awards, which saw more than 6,000 submissions, the judges assembled in an epic day-long Zoom meeting to winnow down the remaining pool to just the 10 winners and honorable mentions shown here.

Amateur Honorable Mention: Bibek Ghosh
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Grand Prize Winner: Joanna Lentini
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Youth Honorable Mention: Christopher Smith
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Fisher Prize Winner: Marlee Fuller-Morris
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Plants for Birds Winner: Travis Bonovsky
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The 2020 Audubon Photography Awards Winners
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Feeding Time

“Movement, dynamics and moment – the pursuit of these components in photography makes me pack the camera in my backpack and go on a photohunt. The studio or production is not very interesting to me, it’s the search for natural movement that shapes my photo life. Hence the choice of the directions that are most interesting to me: photoanimalism, “sports, genre. With the help of the camera, I try to grab from life its manifestations, moments, emotions and speed.”
—Igor Shilokhvost

апрельская скопа
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двое и мышь
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вечерняя
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кто голодный?
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в дождливый день
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These wildlife photos are comedy gold… but could you do even better?

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020 is open for entries – and these are some of the best images so far

Grey Seal pup, Winterton on Sea, UK (Image credit: Johan Siggesson / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020)
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Northern Pygmy Owl, Vancouver Island, British Columbia (Image credit: Anthony Bucci / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020)
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Lion cub, Masai Mara, Kenya (Image credit: Yaron Schmid / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020)
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Yellow Collared Lovebirds, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania (Image credit: Thomas Gigoleit / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020)
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Brown Bear, Lake Clarke, Alaska (Image credit: Janet Miles / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020)
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Entries for the 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are now open – and some of the amazing entries to the competition have just been released by the organizers.

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The 2020 Bird Photographer of the Year Finalists have been announced!

Celebrating bird photography from around the world

by Guang Hua Chen
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by Tim Hopwood
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by Georgina Steytler
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by Sambath Subbaiah
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by Tristan Stringer
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Welcome to the Bird Photographer of the Year website, home to the world-renowned photography competition and a growing community of wildlife photographers and conservationists. Marvel at some of the World’s best bird images, interact with innovative and established wildlife photographers, and help us support conservation.

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