The 12th Annual Audobon Photography Awards saw over 9,000 photo entries in this year's contest. Their announced 2021 Top 100 list included five Sony photographers in the top 10, with Jack Zhi (@jack.zhi.photo) taking the number one spot for his image of black-necked stilts taken with the Sony Alpha 9 II and Sony 600mm f/4 G Master lens with a 1.4X teleconverter.
Photo by Jack Zhi. Sony Alpha 9 II. Sony 600mm f/4 G Master. 1/2000-sec., f/5.6, ISO 400
Sony photographers win five of the top 10 in the Audobon Photography Awards Top 100 list.
In the article posted by audubon.org, Zhi shares a brief description on capturing the winning image. “I had set my gear on the mud at the water’s edge to get a low angle and was looking down at my flip-out LCD screen when this little Black-necked Stilt emerged from behind the reeds with its mother. I took a few shots as the chick struggled to stand up, catching this perfect moment when mama caught the little one with her foot.”
Other Sony photographers appearing at the top of the list include Vance Solseth for his photo of a red-headed woodpecker taken with the Sony Alpha 7 III and Sony 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G, Alexander Eisengart for his photo of an American woodcock taken with the Sony Alpha 6400 and Sony 70-350mm f/4.5-6.3 G, Katrina Baker for her image of a northern mockingbird taken with the Sony Alpha 9 II and Sony 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G, Lawrence Worcester for his photo of a brown booby taken with the Sony Alpha 9 and Sony 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G Master.
See the complete Top 100 list HERE.