Photography Competition Winners Exhibition in Cobh

Fota Wildlife Park’s exhibition of “Fotagraphy”  winning photos from our 2022 Photography Competition, taken in the Park and featuring in our 2023 calendar that celebrates 40 years of conservation in action, is now open. Available to view in Cobh Library’s exhibition space until the 29th of June.

Clare Looney and Fiona Walsh from Fota Wildlife Park.

We were delighted to welcome so many people, and to meet some of our winners to at the opening event. Thanks to Toddy Stafford, current Cobh & Harbour Chamber president for opening the exhibition, past president Johanna Murphy was also in attendance, pictured below with our Director, Sean McKeown.

Sean McKeown, Fota Wildlife Park, pictured with Johanna Murphy (Left), and Toddy Stafford, Cobh and Harbour Chamber.

We’re thrilled to be hosted by Cork County Council, Cobh Library and to have the show running in this beautiful exhibition space in the center of Cobh.

A big thanks also to our adjudicator Darragh Kane for selecting all the stunning winning entries from thousands of images!

Emma Amazio 3, with parents, Claudio and Chiara, Sicily, pictured with Claudio’s photograph at the exhibition.


We were lucky to have some many local past staff members join us on the day also –

Former Fota Wildlife Park employees, Helen Leahy, Esther Meaney, and Joan Carroll, Cobh, pictured at exhibition.

Thanks to Cobh Library and Julie O’Donnell for allowing us to play a special soundscape for duration of the exhibition. The soundscape was recorded in the Park this year. Be sure to listen out for the ‘crex, crex’ of the corncrake, calls from the gibbons, and the fanning of feathers from peacocks.

Julie O’Donnell, Cobh Library Manager, pictured with Sean McKeown, Director, Fota Wildlife Park

We hope you can visit the exhibition in Cobh, running until June 29th, and get inspiration for this year’s competition, which is now open for entry! The 2023 Photography Competition features a new category, ‘Native Species at Fota’.

Find full list of details here – Closing Date: 31st August 2023 

While the competition is running camera club members are entitled to admission for €10 per head on display of a club membership card or proof of membership – more details at above link.



Credit : Pictures: Michael O’Sullivan OSM Photography