Bird beauty: white-tailed kite carrying prey wins Audubon Photography Awards 2022

Audubon Photography Prize 2022
(Image credit: Jack Zhi - Audubon Photography Prize 2022)

The 2022 national Audubon Society Photography Award winners have just been announced. The Audubon Society protects birds and their habitats throughout America using science, advocacy and on-ground education.

This year, the grand prize was awarded to Jack Zhi from California, USA for his image of two white-tailed kites. The photo depicts two white-tailed kites facing the camera with their abdomens exposed as one of the birds clutches onto its prey. It was shot with a Sony A9 II and a Sony 600mm f/4 GM OSS lens with a Sony FE 2x teleconverter. If you need the best camera for bird and wildlife photography then this Sony model is certainly a good shout.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.