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More than 2300 photographers, for a total of 9000 high quality photos: these are the numbers of the 2015 Audubon Photography Awards, the sixth edition of the photo contest sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the non-profit organization that has been committed to safeguarding the birds in US territory.

The contest collected shots of birds from all over the world, eventually rewarding Melissa Groo as winner in Port Richey, Florida, who immortalized a splendid specimen of great white egret (photo above). Additional prizes and special mentions were distributed in the four competition categories: amateurs, professionals, fine art and young people. Find everything in the gallery, with the addition of some of the most beautiful snapshots

Professional Winner : double-crested shag by Chris Gug.

Professional Honorable Mention : Canadian crane (Grus canadensis).

Fine Art Winner : specimens of a grinning gull, a shackle with a double crest and a real tern, immortalized by Constance Mier.

Fine Art Honorable Mention : American purple gurnard, by Mary Angela Luzader.

Amateur Winner : protonotaria citrina, by Donald Wuori.

Amateur Honorable Mention : red flamingo, by Steve Russell.

Amateur Honorable Mention : American shear beak, by Tim Timmis.

Youth Winner : Pope of Louisiana, by Zachary Webster.

Beak to shoe, by John Rollins.

Domestic goose, by Bradley Lewis.

Snow Owl, by Francois Portmann.

Gyrfalcon and western wild pigeon, by Harry Colquhoun.

Duck bride, by Peter Brannon.

Virginia owl, by Wink Gaines.

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The contest collected shots of birds from all over the world, eventually rewarding Melissa Groo as winner in Port Richey, Florida, who immortalized a splendid specimen of great white egret (photo above). Additional prizes and special mentions were distributed in the four competition categories: amateurs, professionals, fine art and young people. Find everything in the gallery, with the addition of some of the most beautiful snapshots