This wildlife photography captures the secret life of birds

Audubon Photography Awards
Carolina Frazer's photo of a Greater Roadrunner grabbed the top prize (Image credit: Carolina Frazer)

The 2021 Audubon Photography Awards has officially announced the winners and honorable mentions for its latest wildlife photography contest. Featuring eight prizes across five divisions, this was the first year that the competition awarded the Female Bird Prize and Video Prize. The Female Bird Prize was introduced to draw attention to female birds, which are oven under-appreciated in both bird photography and conservation.

Meanwhile, the Video Prize is designed to help illuminate the way birds interact with their environment. Having received 8,770 photographs and 261 videos, there was plenty of competition for the grand prize of $5,000. However, Carolina Frazer swooped into the top spot with her sun-drenched image of a Greater Roadrunner.

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.