Photo by Pamela Underhill Karaz
Thanks so much to longtime guest Laura G. from Nyon, Switzerland, for letting us know that the 2019 Audubon Photography Awards were recently announced. She knows how many of our guests love bird photography!
This year, thousands of photographers from across the United States and Canada submitted more than 8,000 images to the 10th annual Audubon Photography Awards. Their panel of expert judges whittled down the entries to six spectacular winners, but with so many fantastic submissions every year, they’re generous in sharing more. In fact, they put together a collection of 100 photographs showing birdlife in what they call “all its delightful and captivating varety, from elegant to humorous to powerful.”
Click here to view the full list, as well as to learn the stories behind each stunning image.
For example, the exquisite photograph of Roseate Spoonbills above was taken by professional photographer Pamela Underhill Karaz in Bunche Beach Preserve, just across the Sanibel Causeway.
She writes: On a beach in Florida, I made my way over to a pool formed by the low tide and laid down next to it in the wet sand. Within minutes a group of Roseate Spoonbills flew in and landed nearby. They walked through the shallow water, swinging their open bills from side to side to sift for crustaceans and small fish. At one point the more brightly colored adult snapped at the leg of the paler juvenile. Seconds later they went back to searching for food as though nothing had happened.
Should the magnificent images spark an interest in picking up a camera to capture the beauty of birds, check out Audubon’s photography guide for everything you need to get started, including tips and how-to’s, gear recommendations, and Audubon’s ethical guidelines for wildlife photography.