Pelican Island Audubon Society is hosting a Wine & Cheese reception for the 2022 Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibition at the Audubon House, 195 9th Street SE, (Oslo Rd), Vero Beach, on Friday, February 24th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy a display of the stunning winning images and learn more about local birdlife in Florida and the work that PIAS does in Indian River County. Juanita Baker will present a short slideshow of some of the other 2022 photography winners.
In the thirteenth year of the contest, winning photos, videos and honorable mentions were selected from 2,416 entrants from all 50 states, Washington D.C. and seven Canadian provinces and territories to appreciate the wonder of birds and the places they inhabit.
The competition continued to award the Female Bird Prize which was successfully introduced in 2021. The Female Bird Prize highlights female birds, which are often overlooked and underappreciated in bird photography and conservation.
You might just be inspired to enter your own photographs in the next competition before noon on Wednesday, March 1st, 2023 or to become a nature photographer! There is a requested $20 donation per person. The viewing will be limited to 50 people due to the rise in flu/respiratory/COVID concerns.