The winning entries and honourable mentions of the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards have just been announced. And as you can see, the bird photography remarkably captures the majesty and beauty of birds.
After sorting through 8,770 entries, top prizes were awarded in seven different categories: Grand, Amateur, Professional, Youth, Plants for Birds, Fisher, and Female Bird. For the first time, this year’s competition also included a Video Award.
Photos in the Plants for Birds category depict the relationship between plants and birds, while the Fisher Prize is awarded to an image that takes a more unique photographic approach.
In contrast to previous years, most of the winning images in this year’s competition were taken closer to photographers’ homes. According to the National Audubon Society, “This may be a reflection of the many ways that birds provided solace during the challenging and restrictive conditions brought on by the pandemic.”
The annual Audubon Photography Awards showcases incredible bird photography across Canada and the U.S. To learn more about the organization behind the awards and its work in protecting birds, visit audubon.org.