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Roadrunner bathed in daylight and mud wins 2021 Audubon Images Awards

© Carolina Fraser/2021 Audubon Images Awards

The Nationwide Audubon Society has introduced the successful pictures and movies of its 2021 Audubon Photography Awards. The entrants from all throughout the USA and Canada submitted their pictures, and for the primary time, the perfect hen movies had been awarded as properly. The grand prize went to Carolina Fraser and her picture of a sunbathed, dusty roadrunner. However there are lots extra wonderful pictures on this yr’s choice, so let’s test them out.

This yr, the competition marks its twelfth yr. There have been eight prizes throughout 5 divisions, and we’ve an opportunity to see each successful entries and honorable mentions. They had been chosen amongst practically 2,500 photographers from all 50 states, Washington D.C., and 10 Canadian provinces and territories. They despatched in nearly 8,800 pictures and over 260 movies, so I imagine the jury had a troublesome time choosing the perfect ones.

Nonetheless, somebody has to win, proper? 🙂 As I discussed, Carolina Fraser was chosen as the general winner of this yr’s contest. She took the prize-winning picture at Los Novios Ranch in Cotulla, Texas.

© Carolina Fraser/2021 Audubon Images Awards

As I discussed, the competition now contains the Video Award and the winner is Invoice Bryant, whereas Brent Cizek earned an honorable point out. As well as, Audubon Images Awards now additionally acknowledges the winner of the Feminine Chook Prize. It’s awarded to the perfect {photograph} of a feminine hen throughout all divisions. There’s additionally the already established Fisher Prize on the picture that takes essentially the most artistic method to photographing birds, in addition to a Vegetation for Birds Award to the highest {photograph} depicting the connection between native crops and birds.

© Invoice Bryant/2021 Audubon Images Awards

© Brent Cizek/2021 Audubon Images Awards

Successful pictures and movies will probably be featured within the Summer time 2021 challenge of Audubon journal. Prime pictures and honorable mentions will even be showcased in an Audubon Images Awards exhibition, which will probably be hosted as a virtual event this yr.

It’s necessary to notice that each one photographers should respect Audubon’s Guide to Ethical Bird Photography. As within the earlier years, the competition stands for hen conservation and factors out some points associated to it. In keeping with Audubon’s 2019 climate science report, two-thirds of North American birds are threatened by extinction from local weather change. If you wish to be taught extra about how local weather change will have an effect on the birds in your yard and communities, you possibly can enter your zip code into Audubon‘s interactive Birds and Climate Visualizer.

Check out extra unbelievable pictures beneath and ensure to go to Audubon’s website for extra data. And in the event you like birds like I do (and guys from the band Eels), try the last year’s winners, too.

© Robin Ulery/2021 Audubon Images Awards, Beginner Award Winner

© Tom Ingram/2021 Audubon Images Awards, Beginner Honorable Point out

© Shirley Donald/2021 Audubon Images Awards, Vegetation For Birds Award Winner

© Karen Boyer Guyton/2021 Audubon Images Awards, Vegetation For Birds Honorable Point out

© Steve Jessmore/2021 Audubon Images Awards, Skilled Award Winner

© Steve Jessmore/2021 Audubon Images Awards, Skilled Honorable Point out

© Arav Karighattam/2021 Audubon Images Awards, Youth Award Winner

© Josiah Launstein/2021 Audubon Images Awards, Youth Honorable Point out

© Patrick Coughlin/2021 Audubon Images Awards, Fisher Prize

© Elizabeth Yicheng Shen/2021 Audubon Images Awards, Feminine Chook Prize

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