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Bird loving exhibition back for second year at top Gloucester museum

Bird Photographer of the Year at Nature in Art

'Bird Photographer of the Year' is back at Nature in Art for a second year

Bird Photographer of the Year, the world's leading bird photography contest is back after it’s popularity last year at Nature in Art. Over 70 winning images from the competition will be displayed at the museum & art gallery for just over a month.

Photographers from all over the world entered more than 20,000 images into this year’s competition, each with their eyes on the £5,000 grand prize. Photographer Jack Zhi, from the USA, was declared this year’s grand prize winner for his dramatic image taken in Southern California.

Photographers competed in 8 different categories in the adult competition: Best Portrait, Birds in the Environment, Bird Behaviour, Birds in Flight, Black and White, Urban Birds, Conservation (Single Image), and Comedy Bird Photo. There was also a Conservation Award, Portfolio Award, and Video Award.

Bird Photographer of the Year has conservation at its heart. This year, the competition donated £5,000 to partner charity Birds on the Brink, which provides vital funding to grass-roots bird conservation projects around the world. (

The 2024 competition is now open for entries at, and invites photographers of all experience levels to submit their best bird photos.

Entry to the exhibition is included in the entrance price to Nature in Art. The rest of the museum will be showing a range of unique works from the Nature in Art collection. The gift shop, coffee shop and sculpture garden will also be open. There is free parking.

Date of exhibition: 19th December 2023 - 21st January 2024
10am – 5pm, Tues - Sun (& Bank holidays). Closed 24th- 26th December.
Nature in Art
Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Main A38, Twigworth, Gloucester, GL2 9PA

Explore Gloucestershire
24 November 2023

Photo credit: © Nicolas Reusens / Bird Photographer of the Year

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