Each year, Audubon magazine hosts the annual Audubon Photography Awards. The contest highlights some of the best works in bird photography, and pays tribute to the delicate winged creatures that grace the skies.

For the 2016 Audubon Photography Awards, a panel of five judges—including last year’s Grand Prize winner, wildlife photographer Melissa Groo—evaluated nearly 7000 submissions from more than 1700 competitors. Today, the magazine announced its five top winners.

The selected photographs will run in Audubon magazine and Nature’s Best Photography magazine, and will also be displayed within the 2016 Nature’s Best Photography Exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. In the meantime, check out the winning shots along with some honorable mentions below. For more information, visit Audubon’s website for full anecdotes from each photographer about their photo.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: BONNIE BLOCK

Bald Eagle, Great Blue Heron. Bonnie Block/Audubon Photography Awards

PROFESSIONAL WINNER: DICK DICKINSON

Osprey. Dick Dickinson/Audubon Photography Awards

AMATEUR WINNER: STEVE TORNA

Eared Grebe. Steve Torna/Audubon Photography Awards

YOUTH WINNER: CAROLINA ANNE FRASER

Great Frigatebird. Carolina Anne Fraser/Audubon Photography Awards

FINE ART WINNER: BARBARA DRISCOLL

Green Violetear. Barbara Driscoll/Audubon Photography Awards

 AMATEUR HONORABLE MENTION: ARTUR STANKIEWICZ

Black-winged Stilt. Artur Stankiewicz/Audubon Photography Awards

AMATEUR HONORABLE MENTION: COLLEEN GARA

Common Raven. Colleen Gara/Audubon Photography Awards

HONORABLE MENTION, FINE ART: BLAKE SHAW

Turkey Vulture. Blake Shaw/Audubon Photography Awards

AMATEUR HONORABLE MENTION: MARTIN V. SNEARY 

Piping Plover. Martin V.Sneary/Audubon Photography Awards