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Skagit County, Washington

On a trip to tulip fields, Michael Despines came armed with a selection of wide-angle lenses to take a typical landscape shot. He noticed a Savannah Sparrow perched on a flower, calling out to proclaim his territory, and captured this beautiful photo.⠀ ⠀ Michael’s photo was named one of the top 100 shots of this year’s .

Amado, Arizona

Nate Chappell (@trogon_photo_tours) was thrilled when he captured these three birds lined up in various stages of takeoff: the House Finch still perched, the Pyrrhuloxia with its wing up, and the Northern Cardinal launched into the air.⠀ ⠀ Nate’s stunning photo earned a spot on this year’s top 100 list.⠀ ⠀ Click the link in our bio to view the other photos from the 2019 Audubon Photography Awards Top 100 List.

Quilcene, Washington

In western Washington, Anna’s Hummingbirds remain quite active in even the coldest part of the season. This past winter was particularly snowy, so Karen Boyer Guyton (@owlsnestquilcene) put out extra feeders for the birds and captured this shot of an Anna’s Hummingbird from her back patio.⠀ ⠀ Karen’s photo was named one of the top 100 shots of this year’s .

Bunche Beach

Many thanks to all 2,253 entrants, hailing from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and 10 Canadian provinces and territories that participated in the 2019 Audubon Photography Awards!⠀ ⠀ Pamela Underhill Karaz’s (@pamelakaraz) stunning capture of Roseate Spoonbills at Bunche Beach Preserve in Fort Myers, FL was named one of the top 100 shots of this year’s .⠀ ⠀ Click the link in our bio to see more stunning photos from the 2019 Audubon Photography Awards Top 100 list.

Garrett Sheets (@gsheetsphotography) received honorable mention in the youth category of this year’s with this beautiful golden shot of a Bobolink at Dunn Ranch Prairie in Lincoln Township, Missouri.⠀ ⠀ Want to see the rest of the winning photos? Click the link in our bio!

Joseph Przybyla earned honorable mention in the plants for birds category in this year's with his beautiful photo of a Purple Gallinule making its way up a fire flag plant to feed on its flowers. ⠀ ⠀ Click the link in our bio to see the other winning photos.

Kevin Ebi (@livingwilderness) earned honorable mention in the professional category in this year's with his remarkable shot of a Bald Eagle carrying a fox and its prey 20 feet off the ground. After eight seconds, the eagle dropped the fox, seemingly unharmed, and flew away with its stolen dinner.⠀ ⠀ Want to see the rest of the winning photos? Click the link in our bio!

Melissa Rowell earned honorable mention in the amateur category in this year's with her exciting photo of a male and female Great Blue Heron during their mating ritual at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida.⠀ ⠀ Want to see the rest of the winning photos? Click the link in our bio!

Ly Dang was named the winner of the newly added Fisher Prize category in this year’s .⠀ ⠀ On a steep, windy of Saunders Island, several breeding colonies of Black-browed Albatrosses were tending their chicks and squawking at the neighbors to urge them to respect the territories. As he sat watching the birds conducting their daily activities, Ly began to notice the simple, elegant beauty of the adults’ eyes.⠀ ⠀ Click the link in our bio to see the other winning photos.

In the new Plants for Birds category in this year’s , Michael Schulte (@fledglingbirder) took the win with his beautiful image of a Hooded Oriole gathering palm fibers for a nest. ⠀ ⠀ Soon after moving to San Diego last year, Michael noticed a pair of orioles that frequented the California fan palm in his backyard. “ I love this shot,” says Michael, “it shows the relationship between two native species and illustrates the natural beauty to be appreciated even in a city.”

Elizabeth Boehm took the win in the professional category in this year's with this remarkable shot of Greater Sage-Grouse. ⠀ ⠀ Elizabeth spent a number of cold spring mornings photographing the courting display of the Greater Sage-Grouse from a blind on the perimeter of the lek. In addition to strutting, she watched for the dominance fights between males.

Sebastian Velasquez took the win in the youth category of this year's with his gorgeous photo of a Horned Puffin. ⠀ ⠀ While visiting the Alaska SeaLife Center, Sebastian spotted this puffin amid the chaos of native birds swimming, fishing, and zipping past him. He waited for hours for the perfect shot, and at last, he spotted this secluded puffin preening its feathers. ⠀ ⠀

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