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The life of the lords of the air has never been so rich in nuances. The shots awarded in the 2016 edition of the Audubon Photography Awards - organized by the National Audubon Society, an environmental organization committed to bird conservation - show the daily life of the birds in a series of curious situations. From eagle-fish banquets to herons to head-to-head crows, the winged creatures you've never seen before, in a selection of 7000 shots taken in Canada and North America.

In the winning photo a white-headed sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) swoops down on the feast of a great blue heron (Ardea herodias). In Seabeck, Washington, where the photo was taken, the two compete for fish in Hood's channel; usually the heron is the first to give up.

An Eastern American scopsmith (Megascops asio), a bird of the Strigidae family, the same as the owls, does everything to go unnoticed. These birds of prey are able to rotate their heads 270 °, without damage: that's how they do it.

"This way": an American stork (Mycteria americana) seems to point the way.

The pink shades of an Anna's hummingbird (Calypte anna), a widespread bird in North America.

Stirring the sight, you will see a yellow-billed buffalo (Buphagus africanus) intent on its favorite activity: feeding on insects and ticks present in the mantle of large mammals (here, a giraffe).

The display of the plumage and the stride gait of this sage rooster (Centrocercus urophasianus) are part of a complex spring ceremonial that is a prelude to mating. Photos and curiosities about animals in love

The encounter-clash of two specimens of pinkish spatula (Platalea ajaja), a bird of the pelican family typical of the Caribbean regions, with a wingspan of 120-130 cm.

This group photo depicting a flock of small grebes (Podiceps nigricollis), a lake bird, won first place in the category dedicated to amateur photographers. The artists of the sky

The silent booty of an osprey (Pandion haliaetus): this bird of prey nourishes above all of fish that grabs from the water in fast beatings.

The movements of a talassino-eared hummingbird (Colibri thalassinus) from Costa Rica. Winner of the "Fine Arts" category.

The silhouette of red-breasted vultures (Cathartes aura) on cacti in Baja California, Mexico.

The livery of the red cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), a small passerine widespread especially in the American state of Virginia, certainly does not go unnoticed.

A great blue heron (Ardea herodias) sneaks away with the freshly caught meal.

A funny specimen of a speckled mouse bird (Colius striatus).

This "see-no-see" photo of an osprey (Pandion haliaetus) won first place in the category dedicated to professional photographers.

The spring-summer livery of an American goldfinch or American siskin (Spinus tristis): in fine weather this feathery changes the dull bluish feathers into a flamboyant gold-colored seal, which serves to attract the female's attention.

A small northern forked tyrant (Tyrannus forficatus), known for its aggressive attempts at territorial defense, is given a pass on the back of a crested caracara (Caracara plancus). Other unusual animal transport strategies

The cautious steps of a passerine, a Toxostoma longirostre, not to fall from the branch.

Close encounter with a king penguin chick (Aptenodytes patagonicus). Penguins melt snow with poop

Who, among these crows photographed in Banff National Park, in Canada, will have the hardest head? See also: the raving delusions of crows

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In the winning photo a white-headed sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) swoops down on the feast of a great blue heron (Ardea herodias). In Seabeck, Washington, where the photo was taken, the two compete for fish in Hood's channel; usually the heron is the first to give up.