Audubon Photo Contest

“The Carrion Crow and Turkey-Buzzard
possess great power of recollection,
so as to recognize at a great distance
a person who has shot at them, and
even the horse on which he rides.”
John James Audubon

Christopher Smith

Roadrunner catch of the day by Christopher Smith

I’ve taken photographs of birds through the years and I find it one of the most difficult subjects to capture. My feathered friends can be ever elusive to observe in their natural habitat, but more difficult to capture clearly on my camera.

To bring awareness to climate change and how two-thirds of North American birds are at risk of extinction, the National Audubon Society gives yearly recognition to masterful bird photographers.

Quite a few of my fellow Blogaholics are talented bird photographers. If they don’t already know about this yearly contest, maybe they should look into submitting one of their own spectacular shots.

With that being said, here are just five of the top ten winners from the 6,000 submissions received from the 2020 Audubon photo contest.

Shine On

Natalie Robertson

Warbler by Natalie Robertson

Bibek Ghosh

Hummingbird by Bibek Gosh

Sue Dougherty Genovesa Island in Ecuador

Frigatebird by Sue Dougherty

Gail Bisson

Bare-throated Tiger Heron by Gail Bisson