08 Jul Slideshow: Winners of the 2021 Audubon Photography awards

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Winners of the 2021 Audubon Photography awards

The winners and runners up have been announced for the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards, now in its twelfth year. 2,416 photographers from all 50 United States, Washington D.C., and 10 Canadian provinces and territories submitted 8,770 photos and 261 videos. The video category is new, this year, as is the Female Bird Prize. The latter was added as the National Audubon Society felt that female birds have been overlooked and under appreciated in the past.

Over $15,000 in cash prizes were awarded to category winners while the Student Prize winner will attend Hog Island Audubon Camp for 6 days in 2022. Winners and finalists will be featured in the Summer 2021 issue of Audubon magazine and added to the virtual Audubon Photography Awards exhibit. Photos and videos from this year’s competition can be viewed on the official contest page.

Grand Prize: Carolina Fraser

Category: Amateur
Species: Greater Roadrunner
Location: Los Novios Ranch, Cotulla, Texas
Camera: Nikon D500 with Nikon 500mm f/4.0 lens; 1/3200 second at f/6.3; ISO 2000

Story Behind the Shot: One of my favorite places to take photographs is among the oil pumps and open space at Los Novios Ranch in South Texas, where wildlife weaves through cacti and birds perch on fence posts. On a blazing hot summer day just before sunset, I found myself lying facedown at an uncomfortable angle, my elbows digging into a gravel path as I photographed this roadrunner. I manually adjusted

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