Earth Photo Exhibition at Moors Valley (July 2022)

Earth Photo Exhibition at Moors Valley (July 2022)

Moors Valley Country Park and Forest unveils new open-air Earth Photo exhibition this summer.

Forestry England is offering the chance to see a selection of images from Earth Photo shortlisted works at an exhibition in Moors Valley Country Park and Forest from Monday 11 July to Friday 16 September 2022.

Earth Photo, the international competition and exhibition created by Forestry England and the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), showcases photographs and videos that document the natural world, its breathtaking beauty, and its ever-growing fragility.

The Moors Valley outdoor exhibition will display 29 of the 55 final shortlisted entries by 35 different artists, allowing visitors to view the stunning images in a beautiful forest setting. The selection of images is taken from the five Earth Photo categories, People, Place, Nature, Changing Forests, and A Climate of Change.

Linda Laker, Recreation Manager, Forestry England said:
“We are delighted to be one of six of the nation’s forests hosting this touring Earth Photo exhibition. The selection of images in this year’s exhibition are truly stunning as well as thought-provoking, from capturing the impact of a tropical cyclone on wedding celebrations in West Bengal, India, to beautiful woodlands here in the UK affected by storms and beginning a process of regeneration, which are shown in the Changing Forests category.

“Being able to see these images in the heart of Moors Valley Country Park and Forest is a very special experience and we welcome everyone to come and see them.”

The shortlisted entries from all categories can be seen at and the category winners and overall winner will be announced on Friday 15 July.

The Earth Photo exhibition will be shown at five other Forestry England sites between July 2022 and April 2023. More information on the Moors Valley outdoor exhibition is available on the Forestry England website –


Image credit: Roberto Bueno, Wind, Energy and Trees, Allied against Climate Change.

Notes to editors:

Media Contact: Esta Mion
Communications Manager, Forestry England, South District
m. 07900 137 957

  • About Moors Valley – Moors Valley Country Park and Forest is jointly owned and managed Dorset Council and Forestry England, working closely with a number of onsite concessions. In 2022, the Park has won Gold at the Dorset Tourism Awards in March and Silver for Large Visitor Attraction in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards in April.

Moors Valley one of the most visited attractions in the south with more than 750,000 visitors annually enjoying its lakeside walks and bike rides, innovative forest play structures, Tree Top Trail, steam railway, Go Ape, Segways, Nets Adventure and Golf Course. Prized as much by the local community as visiting tourists the park also offers stimulating play facilities, nationally recognised green exercise initiatives, locally sourced resta­­­urant food and an extensive year-round events programme.

Alongside meeting the needs of its visitors, Moors Valley remains a safe haven for wildlife. The Park is one of the best sites in the UK for dragonflies and home to a highly successful water vole reintroduction programme. More information on the wide range of events and activities taking place at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest can be found at

  • Forestry England manages and cares for the nation’s 1,500 woods and forests, with over 296 million visits per year. As England’s largest land manager, we shape landscapes and enhance forests for people to enjoy, wildlife to flourish and businesses to grow. We are continuing the work we have already started to make the nation’s forests resilient to climate change and by 2026 we will:
    • create at least 6,000 more hectares where we integrate wilding activities in our productive forests.
    • increase the diversity of visitors to the nation’s forests and have one million hours of high-quality volunteer time given to the nation’s forests
    • plant at least 2,000 hectares of new, high quality, predominantly broadleaf woodlands
    For more information visit Forestry England is an agency of the Forestry Commission.
  •  Earth Photo is an innovative international photography competition and exhibition developed jointly by Forestry England and the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers). The project reflects the organisations’ common interest in enabling a better understanding of the world around us through their complementary disciplines of the Environment and Geography.
  • Earth Photo judges: the shortlisted artworks and the winners are selected by an expert panel of photographers, curators, geographers, environmentalists, filmmakers and writers, chaired by award-winning photographer Marissa Roth and including; Guillaume Bonn, Photographer; Katie Burton, Editor, Geographical Magazine; Martin Hartley, Photographer; Chloé Lefèvre, Colours and Materials Manager, Jaguar Land Rover; Sara Lindström, Photographer; Claire McNulty, Senior Director Europe, National Geographic Society; Tim Mitchell, Photographer; Ope Odueyungbo, Photographer; Basil Pao, Photographer, Director of Programmes, Royal Photographic Society; Dr Michael Pritchard FRPS; Ted Soqui, Photographer
  • Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) is the learned society and professional body for geography. Formed in 1830, their Royal Charter of 1859 is for ‘the advancement of geographical science’. Today, they deliver this objective through developing, supporting and promoting geographical research, expeditions and fieldwork, education, public engagement, and geography input to policy. They aim to foster an understanding and informed enjoyment of our world and hold the world’s largest private geographical collection and provide public access to it. They have a thriving Fellowship and membership and offer the professional accreditation ‘Chartered Geographer’.
  • Parker Harris: Emma Parker and Penny Harris created Parker Harris in 1990. Their partnership is now one of the leading visual arts consultancies in the UK. A small dynamic team, they pride themselves in expert creation and project management of visual arts projects spanning all disciplines and all scales. Their clients range from trusts and foundations, SMEs and multinationals to charities, arts organisations and individual artists.