For over 100 years, the National Audubon Society has strived to raise awareness of the plight of birds in the United States, working to protect their habitats for the benefit of humanity. The contest highlights some of the best works in bird photography, and pays tribute to the delicate winged creatures that grace the skies.
More than 1,700 photographers entered the seventh annual Audubon Photography Awards competition, submitting images in several categories, including Amateur, Professional, Fine Art, and Youth. Nearly 7,000 images depicting birdlife from 50 US states, the District of Columbia and six Canadian provinces. Winning photographs will be published in Audubon magazine.