Audubon Photography Awards, 2016

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.

Long-billed Thrasher. Photo: Hector Astorga

Long-billed Thrasher. Photo: Hector Astorga


  1. quotetheunquote says

    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.


  2. says

    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.

  3. rq says

    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!

  4. 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.

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