What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Repost: The Best Birds


Great Egret "SYMETRIC"

Great Egrets by Bob Schamerhorn (2018 Top 100)

10/10/18: I can hardly believe that I never shared this with you, but when I looked back at my nearly 2,000 published posts, nada. What an oversight!

Today, I (belatedly) bring you the wonder that is the Audubon Photography Awards. The one benefit to my not having written about these before is that I’m not limited to current-year entries… The contest is exactly what you’d expect, and due to the National Audubon Society’s notoriety and popularity, they receive in excess of 8,000 photos every year. Only photographers from the U.S. and Canada are permitted to submit entries, which makes that number a lot more impressive!

Photographers enter their pictures in one of three categories: professional, amateur, or youth. But in addition to the winners and runners-up, the Society also compiled a webpage featuring the top 100 entries from this year’s contest. I really think you’re going to enjoy them!

You can check out all the eye-popping bird photos on the National Audubon Society website. You can also follow them on Facebook.

All photos property of the National Audubon Society and the individual photographers.

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Crested Caracara and Scissor-tailed Flycatcher by Jerry Black (2016 Top 100)

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Atlantic Puffin by Ann Pacheco (2017 Top 100)

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Red-Crowned Cranes by David Courtenay (Pre-2015)

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Roseate Spoonbills by Judylynn Malloch (2016 Top 100)

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Mute Swans by Christopher Schlaf (2017 Hon. Mention)

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Greater Sage-Grouse by Peter Ismert (2018 Top 100)

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American Oystercatchers by Warren Hatch Andrew Lee (2017 Top 100)

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Long-Tailed Tit by Diana Rebman (2018 Amateur Winner)

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Great Blue Heron by Christopher Schlaf (2016 Top 100)

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Red-winged Blackbirds by Nathan Rolls (2017 Top 100)

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Northern Cardinal by Brian Kushner (2016 Top 100)

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Piping Plover and Chicks by B.N. Singh (2018 Top 100)

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

7 thoughts on “Repost: The Best Birds

  1. What amazing photos of these beautiful creatures. I could spend days on the Audubon website and in fact just saw the information on their mural project! At one point in my life I purchased the Audubon calendars and day planners – it was always a choice between Audubon and Sierra Club because I love the awesome photographs.

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  2. Eople can’t come close to Mother Nauture when it comes to makkeing beautiful things — Hal

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  3. So much character in all of those! That last one made me laugh 🙂

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