2017 Audubon Photography Awards

The winners of the eighth annual Audubon Photography Awards competition have just been announced. The National Audubon Society was once more kind enough to share some of this year’s winners and runners-up with us below.


Atlantic Puffin. Photo: Ann Pacheco

Photographers entered images in three categories: professional, amateur, and youth. More than 5,500 images depicting birdlife from 49 states and eight Canadian provinces, were judged.


Brandt’s Cormorant. Photo: Joe Galkowski


Great Gray Owl. Photo: Steve Mattheis


Peregrine Falcons. Photo: Glenn Conlan


Ring-necked Duck. Photo: Chris Hartzell


Snow Goose. Photo: Danny Hancock


Western Grebes. Photo: Andrew Lee


Gentoo Penguins. Photo: Deborah Albert


Peregrine Falcons. Photo: Glenn Conlan


American Oystercatchers. Photo: Warren Hatch Andrew Lee


Rufous Hummingbird. Photo: Vince Streano


Bald Eagles. Photo: Aaron Baggenstos


Grackle sp. Photo: Brian Kushner


Northern Pygmy-Owl. Photo: Mary Madden


Bronzed Cowbird. Photo: Carole Wiley


Rough-legged Hawk. Photo: Gene Putney


Ospreys. Photo: Ly Dang


Red-winged Blackbirds. Photo: Nathan Rolls


Great Gray Owl. Photo: Stacy Hoffman


Common Raven. Photo: Sue Dougherty