by Gael Bissell

Here are two ways to shake off these gray short days of winter! First, head to this year’s top 100 bird photos from National Audubon’s 2021 photography contest by going to where your jaw will drop as you peruse the zoomed Green Heron (taken by a youth photographer), a gorgeous close-up shot of a Golden-fronted Woodpecker getting a drink, or the one of the flying Black Skimmers!

Then, take the Virtual Gallery Tour of the 2020 Audubon Photography Awards Winners and top 100 by going to Look for the one of a cormorant swimming underwater in a school of fish that knocked my socks off. These photos are incredibly inspirational and help draw us all together to help save these incredible species and their habitats. Enjoy!