Photographers don’t (always) harm bird nesting behavior

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The newfound interest in bird-watching and bird photography might be great for human mental health and social distancing. But scientists have been concerned about how all this up-close observation is affecting birds in their nests.

New research finds they didn’t have to worry as much as they thought.

Plastic pollution: Birds all over the world are living in our rubbish

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Birds from every continent except Antarctica have been photographed nesting or tangled in our rubbish. Photos were submitted by people from all over the world to an online project called Birds and Debris. The scientists running the project say they see birds ensnared – or nesting – in everything from rope and fishing line to balloon ribbon and a flip-flop. Nearly a quarter of the photographs show birds nesting or entangled in disposable face masks. The focus of the project is on capturing the impact of waste – particularly plastic pollution – on the avian world.

City critters are focus of Urban Wildlife Photo Awards

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Two coyotes pass in the night on a street in Ontario. An amateur photographer was there to capture the moment, earning top honors in a wildlife competition.

Andrew Interisano won the inaugural Urban Wildlife Photography Awards with his image “Date Night.”

Winners of the 2022 Audubon Photography Awards celebrate the beauty of our feathered friends

Read the full story at My Modern Met.

Now in its 13th year, the Audubon Photography Awards are a celebration of bird photography. Arranged by the National Audubon Society, an organization whose mission is to protect birds and their environment, the contest had 2,500 entries from across the United States and Canada. This year’s grand prize went to Jack Zhi for his image of two raptors in flight.

Wildlife photographer of the year 2021 winners – in pictures

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Winning images from this year’s competition, which will be exhibited at the Natural History Museum, London, from 15 October.

2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards finalists announced

My favorite annual photography competition has announced their 2021 finalists.

Vote for your favorite (good luck choosing just one) for the People’s Choice Award. Winners will be announced on October 22.

The 2021 Audubon Photography Awards: Winners and Honorable Mentions

Read the full story at Audubon Magazine.

Thousands of people entered photographs and—for the first time— videos in this year’s contest. The finest images showed birdlife at its most tranquil, clever, and powerful.

Learning To Love Bird Photography, Thanks To A ‘Competitive Collaboration’

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Photographer and explorer, Gemina Garland-Lewis has always been drawn to nature and wildlife. Garland-Lewis takes us through her journey of growing to love bird photography alongside her partner on their land, nicknamed “La Isla,” in Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards announces 2020 finalists

The finalists for the 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have been announced. View the finalists and vote for your favorite.

The Big Picture 2020

Read the full story and see the pictures at bioGraphic.

Each year, the California Academy of Sciences’ renowned BigPicture Photography Competition celebrates some of the world’s best photographers and the year’s most striking images. Judged by an esteemed panel of nature and conservation photography experts, including Suzi EszterhasTony Wu, and bioGraphic contributing photo editor Sophie Stafford, the competition’s winning images and finalists highlight Earth’s biodiversity and illustrate the many threats that our planet faces. Each photo, in its own way, inspires viewers to protect and conserve the remarkable diversity of life on Earth. Below, we present the winners and some of our personal favorites from this year’s competition.