100 Amazing Birds: The Audubon Society’s 2017 Photography Awards

The Audubon Society’s 2017 Photography Awards have just been announced: 100 amazing bird shots, selected from a field of thousands, are waiting for you to enjoy. These beautiful images were shot by amateurs, professionals and youth, and come from around the bird watching world. We’d like to share some of our bird favorites, but you must see this entire collection for yourself on the Audubon site.

Last week, the Audubon Society published the winners of their 2017 Photography Awards, a spectacular collection of amazing bird images, each with their own backstory. From thousands of images submitted by bird lovers, this body of 100 images was selected by the eyes of the Audubon Society’s expert and discerning judges.

(This story and photos was originally published on on July 7, 2017)

Atlantic Puffin

An Atlantic Puffin with a mouthful of tiny fish was shot on the cliffs of Grimsey Island on the Northern coast of Iceland by amateur photographer Ann Pacheco.


Ring-necked Duck

A Ring-necked duck rises from the water at Dead Horse State Park in Cottonwood, Arizona. This water shot was taken by amateur photographer Chris Hartzell.


Bronzed Cowbird

A Bronzed Cowbird’s courtship display was caught by amateur photographer Carole Wiley at Santa Clara Ranch, McAllen, Texas.


Western Grebes

Western Grebes dancing on water by amateur photographer Andrew Lee, Escondido, California.


Tree Swallows

Tree Swallows having a word with each other by amateur photographer Morris Finkelstein, Wilton, Connecticut.


Brown Pelican

Artsy shot of a Brown Pelican’s maw by amateur photographer Frank Abbott, Sanibel Island, Florida.


To view all 100 winners of the Audubon 2017 Photography Awards, click here.