The National Audubon Society has named six photographers as winners in the US and Canadian 2019 Audubon Photography Awards.
In the 10th year of the contest, winning photos and honorable mentions were selected from 2,253 entrants from all 50 US states, Washington D.C, and 10 Canadian provinces and territories to appreciate the wonder of birds and the places they inhabit. Winners shared in a prize pool valued at more than $13,000 USD.
Many of the photographs portray striking bird species protected under the USA's Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), one of Audubon’s founding conservation victories and one of the most important bird conservation laws, that has protected countless birds since 1918. Sadly this pivotal wildlife protection law is under attack by the current US administration through a new legal interpretation that ends the ability to hold industries accountable for bird deaths.
Presented in association with Nature’s Best Photography, the winning photos and honorable mentions shared here will be featured at the biennial Audubon Convention in July 2019, in future issues of Audubon magazine and Nature’s Best Photography magazine, and in a special traveling Audubon Photography Awards exhibit hosted by Audubon chapters and centers across the country.