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Photos: The beautiful birds that may soon be lost to climate change

The Bald Eagle fights with heron for fish.
Bonnie Block/Audubon Photography Awards
The Bald Eagle fights with heron for fish.
  • Akshat Rathi
By Akshat Rathi

Senior reporter

Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

The winner of this year’s photography contest held by the National Audubon Society have been announced. More than half the species in the winning and honors list are considered threatened or endangered by the effects of climate change. The fact that every month this year has been the hottest on record does not bode well for these birds.

We have selected a handful of the best photographs from the contest. Let us appreciate their beauty before many of them are lost forever.

Piping Plover

Martin V. Sneary/Audubon Photography Awards

Eared Grebe

Steve Torna/Audubon Photography Awards

Wood Stork

Richard Johnson/Audubon Photography Awards

Least Tern

Jim Verhagen/Audubon Photography Awards

Wilson’s Plover

Gail Bisson/Audubon Photography Awards

Common Raven

Colleen Gara/Audubon Photography Awards

Crested Caracara

Jerry Black/Audubon Photography Awards

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