Category Archives: Photo Contest

Peregrine Falcon Tom Skala

Take 5: August 2019 Facebook Favorites

Over the course of the 2019 Photo Contest, we will be highlighting 5 photos from the previous month’s entries on Facebook and asking fans to select their favorite. This is just a fun way of sharing some of the amazing entries and doesn’t have to do with the official judging process.

You can pick your favorite by “liking” it on Facebook. Not a Facebook user? Let us know your top pick in the comments. And, there’s still time to enter the contest—the deadline is September 30!

American Toad copyright John Yurka
American Toad © John Yurka
Beach landscape at sunset copyright Marc Bouvier
© Marc Bouvier
Boy on the beach in winter copyright Richard Formato
© Richard Formato
Bee copyright Simi Rabinowitz
© Simi Rabinowitz
Peregrine Falcon copyright Tom Skala
Peregrine Falcon © Tom Skala
© Richard Hilgendorff

Take 5: June 2019 Facebook Favorites

Over the course of the 2019 Photo Contest, we will be highlighting 5 photos from the previous month’s entries on Facebook and asking fans to select their favorite. This is just a fun way of sharing some of the amazing entries and doesn’t have to do with the official judging process.

You can pick your favorite by “liking” it on Facebook. Not a Facebook user? Let us know your top pick in the comments. And, there’s still time to enter the contest—the deadline is September 30!

Great Horned Owl © Deidre Gonsalves
Tufted Titmouse @ Greg Nadeau
© Nadia Haq
© Richard Hilgendorff
Humpback Whales © Terri Nickerson
Other Wildlife Under 18 Winner © Francis Morello

Take 5: 2018 Photo Contest Winners (Under 18)

There are a lot of talented young people taking beautiful nature photographs and we were lucky enough to have many of them submit their work to the 2018 Picture This: Your Great Outdoors photo contest.

We highlighted the 18 and Over photo contest winners a couple weeks ago, so now let’s appreciate some of the winners of the Under 18 categories. You can browse through all the winners from this year and past years on our website.

Other Wildlife Under 18 Winner © Francis Morello
Other Wildlife Under 18 Winner © Francis Morello
Mammals Under 18 Winner © Jordan Kanes
Mammals Under 18 Winner © Jordan Kanes
Plants & Fungi Under 18 Winner © Sean Henderson
Plants & Fungi Under 18 Winner © Sean Henderson
People in Nature Under 18 Winner © Nicole Nelson
People in Nature Under 18 Winner © Nicole Nelson
Birds Under 18 Winner © Davey Walters
Birds Under 18 Winner © Davey Walters
Birds 18 and Over Winner © Kim Caruso

Take 5: 2018 Photo Contest Winners (18 and Over)

The votes are in and the judges have made their picks—the 2018 Picture This: Your Great Outdoors photo contest winners are in!

The entries this year were beyond impressive, especially in the oft-overlooked People in Nature category. Your birds, mammals, insects, landscapes, and portraits really wowed us.

See five of the 18 and Over winners from this year’s contest below and browse through all the winners from this year and past years on our website.

Grand Prize/Landscapes 18 and Over Winner © Evan Guarino
Grand Prize/Landscapes 18 and Over Winner © Evan Guarino
Mammals 18 and Over Winner © Victor Zigmont
Mammals 18 and Over Winner © Victor Zigmont
Birds 18 and Over Winner © Kim Caruso
Birds 18 and Over Winner © Kim Caruso
People in Nature 18 and Over Winner © Diana Chaplin
People in Nature 18 and Over Winner © Diana Chaplin
Plants 18 and Over Winner © Matt Cembrola
Plants 18 and Over Winner © Matt Cembrola
Birdwatchers at dusk © Alan Nelson

Last Chance to Enter Your Photos!

A hummingbird in flight • birdwatchers at dusk • a sleepy porcupine •  a sandy mushroom

Hummingbird © Bernard Creswick

Grand Prize Winner © Bernard Creswick

These are just a few of the photos that entranced the judges last year—and they can’t wait to see want you have in store for this year’s contest.

If you have photographs taken in Massachusetts (or at Mass Audubon’s Wildwood camp in New Hampshire) that show off everything from wildlife to scenic landscapes to people enjoying the wonders of nature, we want to see them!

The contest is free and you can enter up to 10 photographs. But don’t wait—the deadline is September 30!

Enter the Contest >

Take 5: August Facebook Favorites

Over the course of the 2018 Photo Contest, we will be highlighting 5 photos from the previous month’s entries on Facebook and asking fans to select their favorite. This is just a fun way of sharing some of the amazing entries and doesn’t have to do with the official judging process.

You can pick your favorite by “liking” it on Facebook. Not a Facebook user? Let us know your top pick in the comments. And, there’s still time to enter the contest—the deadline is September 30!

© Kim Caruso

© Donna Berthelette

© Kim Nagy

© Robert Mahaney

© Martin Kahn

Salamander - Patrick Randall

Take 5: July Facebook Favorites

Over the course of the 2018 Photo Contest, we will be highlighting 5 photos from the previous month’s entries on Facebook and asking fans to select their favorite. This is just a fun way of sharing some of the amazing entries and doesn’t have to do with the official judging process.

You can pick your favorite by “liking” it on Facebook. Not a Facebook user? Let us know your top pick in the comments. And, there’s still time to enter the contest—the deadline is September 30!

Ed Anzures

Charles MGibbon

Zhanna Karachev

Patrick Randall

Jordan Kanes

Take 5: June 2018 Facebook Favorites

Over the course of the 2018 Photo Contest, we will be highlighting 5 photos from the previous month’s entries on Facebook and asking fans to select their favorite. This is just a fun way of sharing some of the amazing entries and doesn’t have to do with the official judging process.

You can pick your favorite by “liking” it on Facebook. Not a Facebook user? Let us know your top pick in the comments. And, there’s still time to enter the contest—the deadline is September 30!

Eastern-screech Owl © David Morris

© Diane Germani

Red-tailed Hawk © Joe Howell

Black-capped chickadee © Joel Sosa

© Shirley LeMay

Photo by Brett Melican, 2015 Photo Contest Winner in "Other Wildlife - Under 18"

Take 5: Youth Photographers

While we are amazed by many of the submissions to our annual Picture This: Your Great Outdoors photo contest, we are always particularly impressed with the photographers in the Under 18 age category.

These youth photographers demonstrate, year after year, that they have an eye for composition and a thirst to master the full range of photographic techniques. Sometimes a “fresh perspective” leads to dazzling creativity…and it’s hard to argue with the results! Here are five entries to past photo contests from some very talented young photographers.

Are you or someone you know a budding photographer? Enter our photo contest today for a chance to win some great prizes and be featured in Mass Audubon’s Explore member newsletter!

Photo by Joel Eckerson, 2015 Photo Contest Winner in "Birds - Under 18"

Photo by Joel Eckerson, 2015 Photo Contest Winner in “Birds – Under 18”

Photo by Nick Sarfaty Jackson, 2013 Photo Contest Winner in "Landscapes - Under 18"

Photo by Nick Sarfaty Jackson, 2013 Photo Contest Winner in “Landscapes – Under 18”

Photo by Davey Walters, 2015 Photo Contest Winner in "Mammals - Under 18"

Photo by Davey Walters, 2015 Photo Contest Winner in “Mammals – Under 18”

Photo by Brett Melican, 2015 Photo Contest Winner in "Other Wildlife - Under 18"

Photo by Brett Melican, 2015 Photo Contest Winner in “Other Wildlife – Under 18”

Photo by Jackson Kealey, 2013 Photo Contest Winner in "People - Under 18"

Photo by Jackson Kealey, 2013 Photo Contest Winner in “People – Under 18”

Pick an August Facebook Favorite

Each month, as part of our Photo Contest, we select 5 images from the previous month’s entries for you to pick as your favorite on Facebook. All you need to do is click an image and “like” it. Not on Facebook? Tell us your favorite in the comments below.

Have a great shot of your own? The deadline to enter is September 30. Details >

© Dennis Durette

© Rachel Bellenoit

© Julie Blue

© Melena Ward

© Don Bullens