Celebrating its 14th year, the Audubon Photography Awards continues to shine a spotlight on the remarkable talents of photographers, ranging from professionals to passionate amateurs and talented youth, who capture awe-inspiring visuals of our avian friends. The recently unveiled winners of the 2023 edition were meticulously chosen from a pool of 2,200 participants residing in every corner of the United States, spanning all 50 states, as well as from eight Canadian provinces.
Within the collection of winning photographs, a rock pigeon tenderly tending to its mate, a reddish egret swiftly snatching a minuscule fish, and a daring chinstrap penguin plunging into the frigid waters of the Antarctic come to life. Although not every species featured in these images may be in immediate peril, collectively they serve as a testament to the vast diversity of birds and underscore the potential loss looming amidst the climate crisis.
An esteemed panel of judges, comprising accomplished wildlife photographers, conservationists, and esteemed members of the National Audubon Society, meticulously evaluated each entry to determine the winners and honorable mentions. Below, you’ll find a captivating glimpse of the winning photographs, while the Audubon website showcases all the top entries from 2023. And you can find previous years’ winners from its site.
Let these remarkable images transport you into the world of birds, their beauty, and the urgent need to protect and preserve their habitats for generations to come.