Exhibition of Earth Photo finalists opens in Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

Exhibition of Earth Photo finalists opens in Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

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 4 October to Sunday 19 December 2021.

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 breath-taking beauty, and its ever-growing fragility.

The Moors Valley outdoor exhibition will display 24 of the 55 final shortlisted entries, allowing people to view the stunning images in a beautiful forest setting. The selection of images encompasses the Earth Photo categories, People, Place, Nature, and Changing Forests. A Climate of Change, the competition’s newest category, marks the UN climate change summit COP26 which will be held in Glasgow in November 2021.

Melanie Keddie, Marketing Manager, Forestry England South District said:

“We are delighted to be once again one of three of the nation’s forests hosting the limited Earth Photo exhibition. This is a crucial year to shine a light on the natural world, our relationship with it and how we can better support it. The COP26 climate conference this autumn will focus minds on the pressing issues that face our environment, and the last year showed so many of us just how much we value and need nature to restore our wellbeing. Being able to see these Earth Photo images in the heart of Moors Valley Country Park and Forest is a very special experience and we welcome everyone to visit safely and see them.”

Category winners and the overall winner were announced in August and winning images can be seen at www.earthphoto.world

The Earth Photo exhibition will travel to Grizedale in Cumbria following the Moors Valley dates. More information on the Moors Valley exhibition is available on the Forestry England Website


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