The slideshow below features 10 winning photographs from the 2020 Audubon Photography Awards, presented by the National Audubon Society.
The award-winning entries were selected from more than 6,000 submissions from across all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and seven Canadian provinces and territories. The eleventh year of the contest honored images in four divisions: Professional, Amateur, Youth, and Plants for Birds.
The Plants for Birds Prize highlights the essential role of native plants and the natural habitat and food sources they provide for birds. One of the photos also received Audubon’s Fisher Prize, which is named after former creative director of Audubon Kevin Fisher. It is awarded to the photo that exemplifies a blend of originality and technical expertise.
Enjoy the images!
Gene Putney/Audubon Photography Awards. Location: Jackson County, Colorado. Hometown: Longmont, Colorado.
Read the story behind each of the winning photos on Audubon.org.