|This year more than 2,000 photographers from across the United States and Canada submitted images to Audubon magazine's 12th annual Audubon Photography Awards, and our panel of expert judges, including Stephanie Belieke, Conservation Science Manager at Audubon Great Lakes, whittled down the entries to eight stunning winners and five honorable mentions including the Professional Award Winner, Steve Jessmore for the Northern Cardinal taken in Rural Muskegon County, Michigan. |
Great Lakes photoghraphers from around the region were also featured in the Top 100. Scroll through to see the stunning images including Baltimore Oriole by Sharon Dobben from Flossmoor, IL; American Woodcock by Alexander Eisengart from Cleveland, Oh; Sharp-tailed Grouse by David Slikkers from Pickford, MI; Buff-breasted Sandpiper by Evan Reister from Whitefish Point, MI; Sandhill Crane by Megan Bonham from Milford, MI; Great Blue Heron by Chris Schlaf from Romeo, MI; Red-headed Woodpecker by Leonard Kendall from Milford, OH; Downy Woodpecker by Adrienne Elliot from Novi, MI; Sandhill Crane by William Farnsworth from Milford, MI. Congrats to all and thanks for sharing the beautiful photos!