Most years Audubon Photography Awards collects entries from photographers who travel the world to discover the elusive, extraordinary winged creatures they normally don’t see near their homes. However, the past few months have inevitably restricted travel, leading the 2021 participants to seek out the unique and remarkable moments around them. This year’s winners were selected from 8,770 images and more than 260 videos, and capture a wide range of bird species, including a dust-shrouded larger roadrunner at Los Novios Ranch in Texas, a sleepy sandhill crane that perched on its mother in Florida lolls, and a northern harrier spreading its wings before sliding down to catch its prey. You can see and check out more of the top shots below the winners of the previous year, also.
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