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2022 Audubon Photography Awards winners announced

The National Audubon Society announced today the winners of its 13th annual Audubon Photography Awards. This year, judges awarded eight prizes across five divisions from a pool of 2,416 entrants from all 50 states, Washington D.C., and 7 Canadian provinces and territories.

 The competition continued to award the Female Bird Prize and Video Prize, which were introduced last year. The Female Bird Prize highlights female birds, which are often overlooked and underappreciated in bird photography and conservation. The Video Prize recognizes the dynamic movement and behavior of birds and the ways we view and memorialize them. View the video winners here.

The Plants for Birds Prize highlights the essential role of native plants and the natural habitat and food sources they provide for birds.The contest also awards Audubon’s Fisher Prize, which is named after Kevin Fisher, a former creative director of Audubon. It is awarded to the photo that exemplifies a blend of originality and technical expertise.

Award winners and honorable mentions will be featured in the Summer 2022 issue of Audubon magazine. They will also travel the country as part of an Audubon Photography Awards exhibit, where they will be on display at 28 venues in 19 states – including many Audubon nature centers – between October 2022 and June 2023.

Continue scrolling to view the winning photos. Enjoy! 


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