The 2015 Audubon Photography Awards Winners Demonstrate the Beauty of Birds

Check out some fantastic bird photography

Grand Prize Winner: Great Egret
Photo: Melissa Groo/Audubon Photography Awards
Professional Winner: Double-crested Cormorant
Photo: Chris Gug/Audubon Photography Awards
Fine Art Winner: Laughing Gull, Double-crested Cormorant, Royal Tern
Photo: Constance Mier/Audubon Photography Awards
Amateur Winner: Prothonotary Warbler
Photo: Donald Wuori/Audubon Photography Awards
Professional Honorable Mention: Sandhill Crane
Photo: Jason Savage/Audubon Photography AwardsJason Savage
Purple Gallinules
Photo: Mary Angela Luzader/Audubon Photography Awards
Amateur Honorable Mention: American Flamingo
Photo: Steve Russell/Audubon Photography AwardsSteve Russell
Amateur Honorable Mention: Black Skimmer
Photo: Tim Timmis/Audubon Photography AwardsTim Timmis
Youth Winner: Painted Bunting
Photo: Zachary Webster/Audubon Photography Awards

Birds are some of the most amazing creatures on this wonderful planet of ours, but they aren't the easiest to photograph. The Audubon Society put a call out to bird photographers from around the world to show off their stuff in their 2015 Photography Awards. Now, they have announced the winners and the results are very impressive.

You can check out the winners above, then head over to the Audubon site to check out more of the entries and every other possible type of wonderful bird nerdery you could ever imagine.