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2008 Winners' Gallery

Winning images from the Travel Photographer of the Year competition 2008 are displayed below.

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Travel Photographer of the Year 2008

Winner — Darwin Wiggett, Canada

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Biography

Darwin Wiggett is one of Canada's most well known and published landscape nature and travel photographers. He has 11 books published including the best sellers "Dances with Light - The Canadian Rockies" and "How to Photograph the Canadian Rockies". His most recent contribution is a chapter in the book "Digital SLR Experts - Landscapes". Darwin is also a columnist and contributor to "Outdoor Photography Canada" magazine and former co-editor of Canada's "Photo Life" magazine. He has also has contibutions published in "Popular Photography", "Outdoor Photographer" and "Digital Photography" magazines.

Darwin specializes in landscape, nature and travel photography in his home country of Canada. Although he loves international travel, Canada is so big and so full of opportunity that Darwin feels there is a lifetime of photographic work to be done there. Darwin has his work represented by Getty, Jupiter, First Light, and All Canada stock photo agencies.

Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2008

Winner — Daniel Rooney, UK

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The son of a photographer, Daniel Rooney first became interested in photography about four years ago when he was given a Nikon Coolpix. He started by taking pictures in his local area and on holidays. In 2006 his parents took him out of school to travel around India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and China for seven months. He bought a Nikon D70s to use on the trip, and this is where the four pictures in his winning portfolio were taken.

"The work of Steve McCurry inspired and influenced me during my seven month trip. I also like the work of Michael Kenna who I have studied recently in class."

Daniel has just started an A level course in Photography at Sussex Downs College and hopes one day to become a professional photographer. His father's talent is clearly being passed on - Daniel's younger brother Jordan has been commended in this year's competition.

Portfolio - Life

Winner — Charlie Mahoney, USA

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Runner Up — Tessa Bunney, UK

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Highly Commended — Mani Puthuran, India/UK

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Commended — Lachlan Millard, Australia

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Best Single Image in a Portfolio - Life

Winner — Philip Lee Harvey, UK

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Portfolio - Call of the Wild

Winner — Andrew Peacock, Australia

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Runner Up — Marsel van Oosten, Netherlands

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Highly Commended — Adam Balcy, Poland

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Commended — Simone Sbaraglia, Italy

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Best Single Image in a Portfolio - Natural Wonders

Winner — Felix Hug, Switzerland

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Special Mention — Sue Flood, UK

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Special Mention — Marsel van Oosten, Netherlands

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Portfolio - Joy of Travel

Commended — Donna Connor, USA

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Commended — Gavin Gough, UK

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Commended — Christine Minihane, USA

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One Shot - Destination Anywhere

Winner — Massimo Cristaldi, Italy

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Runner Up — Jon Crane, UK

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Highly Commended — Marsel van Oosten, Netherlands

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Commended — Martin Smith, UK

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First Shot - Wish You Were Here

Winner — Tristan Hewitt, Australia

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Winner — Ian Blair, New Zealand

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Winner — Ekaterina Ryabova, Russia

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Winner — Michelle Bromham, UK

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Winner — Chris Minihane, USA

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Winner — Nadia Stone, UK

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Winner — Ben King, New Zealand

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Winner — Ron Sutton, UK

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Winner — Colm Hanratty, Ireland

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Winner — Firas Abussaud, Saudi Arabia

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