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A Dusty Roadrunner, Sleepy Sandhill Crane, and Shy Sandpiper Top the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards

July 7, 2021

Grace Ebert

…a northern harrier as she spreads her wings before gliding down to catch her prey. You can see more of the top shots below, and check out previous year’s winners, too.   Sandhill crane, Robin Ulery/Audubon Photography Awards/2021 Amateur Award Winner Greater roadrunner, Carolina Fraser/Audubon Photography Awards/2021 Grand Prize Purple sandpiper, Arav Karighattam/Audubon Photography Awards/2021 Youth Award Winner Northern cardinal, Steve Jessmore/Audubon Photography Awards/2021 Professional Award Winner Anna’s hummingbird, Patrick Coughlin/Audubon Photography Awards/2021 Fisher Prize Red-winged blackbird on a lily pad, Shirley Donald/Audubon Photography Awards/2021 Plants For Birds Award Winner Northern harrier, Elizabeth Yicheng Shen/Audubon Photography Awards/2021 Female Bird Prize…

 

 



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2020 Audubon Photography Contest Captures Fleeting Moments of Birds Across the Americas

July 9, 2020

Grace Ebert

…National Park, California. Photograph by Marlee Fuller-Morris/Audubon Photography Awards/2020 Fisher Prize Winner Greater Roadrunner in San Joaquin River Parkway, California. Photograph by Christopher Smith/Audubon Photography Awards/2020 Youth Honorable Mention Bare-throated Tiger-Heron in Tárcoles River, Costa Rica. Photograph by Gail Bisson/Audubon Photography Awards/2020 Amateur Winner Anna’s Hummingbird at Ardenwood Historic Farm, California. Photograph by Bibek Ghosh/Audubon Photography Awards/2020 Amateur Honorable Mention American Goldfinch on a cup plant in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photograph by Travis Bonovsky/Audubon Photography Awards/2020 Plants For Birds Winner Tennessee Warbler on an eastern prickly gooseberry in Point Pelee National Park, Ontario. Photograph by Natalie Robertson/Audubon Photography Awards/2020 Plants For…

 

 



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Birds Hunt, Hide, and Blow Impressive Smoke Rings in a Selection of Images from the 2019 Audubon Photography Awards

July 25, 2019

Kate Sierzputowski

…as a way to addresses the importance of native plants to the survival of surrounding wildlife. This winner of the inaugural award was the San Diego-based photographer Michael Schulte who presented a hooded oriole gathering bits of palm fibers for a nest. You can see the rest of this year’s award winners on Audubon’s website. Great Blue Herons. Photo: Melissa Rowell/Audubon Photography Awards Bald Eagle and red fox. Photo: Kevin Ebi/Audubon Photography Awards Horned Puffin (captive). Photo: Sebastian Velasquez/Audubon Photography Awards Hooded Oriole on a California fan palm. Photo: Michael Schulte/Audubon Photography Awards Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Elizabeth Boehm/Audubon Photography Awards…

 

 



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A Mother Duck and Her Extraordinary Brood of 76 Ducklings Photographed in a Minnesota Lake

August 1, 2018

Kate Sierzputowski

…seen anything like that before.” The scene is extraordinary indeed. Although the aquatic birds are known to lay their eggs in the nests of other ducks, a female duck can only incubate 20 at any given time explains Kenn Kaufman, field editor for Audubon. It is most likely that several dozen of the ducklings lost their mothers and were adopted into Momma Merganser’s own brood. Cizek plans to continue following the extra large family, and posts his findings to on Instagram. To learn more about merganser habits, read the National Audubon Society’s piece on the surprising spectacle. (via Laughing Squid)…

 

 

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