The first thing I see? A Thrasher! If I’m lucky, I get to photograph a [Brown] thrasher once every two years. Beautiful dinosaurs all, and congratulations to all the winners!
The 2016 Audubon Photography Awards: Top 100. Thanks to Opus for the heads up.
Thank you (and Opus) for alerting me this -- I was not aware of this contest. So many absolutely stunning shots -- and I’ve only looked at the first 20 so far!
(My favourite? The Anna’s (#6). Those thorns, what a setting! Too many bird photographers just zoom in on the subject, ignore the space…)
Of course, now I’m all depressed -- I think I’ll go back to taking just landscapes now, I’ll never measure up to these people.
I’d have to say, so far, my fave is #9, the Bald eagle perched on a mountain of trash. That’s one hell of a photo.
Aw, don’t get down. I have those thoughts too, but so much of it is opportunity and luck. You never know. I’ve ended up winning comps when I was sure I didn’t have a chance of consideration.
I saw these.
A. Maze. Ing.
I had some favourites, but now I don’t remember, so I’ll have to go through them all again. What a chore!
Ice Swimmer says
The long-billed thrasher looks very dinosaurian in the picture.
Some other interesting ones: Number 18 with the grey heron has a gorgeous setting. Number 48 is educational as is 58. Number 74 looks like a cartoon character.
There’s an excellent one of corvids among the winners/honourable mentions.
That’s a stunning shot, and a reminder that we aren’t only ones who love, or who care for our families.