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Babiche Martens - Winner of Cathay Pacific Travel Photographer of the Year

Serene bubbles float quietly thorugh the hectic Pettah marketplace of Colombo, Sri Lanka. © 2013 Babiche Martens

Tessa Chrisp - Runner Up Cathay Pacific Travel Photographer of the Year

The shallow waters of the Maskelyn islands provide a place to wash pots. This grandmother has her grandhildren helping clean pots using sand. © 2013 Tessa Chrisp

Winner of the Auckland Airport Award for the Best Travel Image taken in New Zealand 2013

Joshua Windsor For his image published in NZ Geographic in November/December 2012. A climber attempts a very challenging climb at Babylon Crag while on holiday in Fiordland. This image captures the elemental sublimity of the region and the penchant Kiwis' possess for adventure. Terror tinged with tranquility. © 2013 Joshua Windsor.

Winner of the FujiFilm X Award for the Best Travel Image taken Outside New Zealand

Tessa Chrisp: The image was taken in Vanuatu where the wooden dug out canoe is intrinsic to daily life on the low lying Maskelyn islands. © 2013 Tessa Chrisp.

Winner of the AA Directions Award for the Best Travel Image with People

Tessa Chrisp, For her image of Malekula Island, Vanuatu, where the back of a ute is the main public transport. These Vanuatu locals have been travelling on rough gravel roads for five hours with nothing more than a wooden plank to sit on. Published in NZ Life and Leisure magazine in January / February 2012. © 2013 Tessa Chrisp.

Runner up in the AA Directions Award for the Best Travel Image with People

Runner Up: Babiche Martens Published in NZ Herald in May 2012. Driver Derik Susanthan focuses intently on the highway as he ferries tourists up and down the coastal highways of Sri Lanka. © 2013 Babiche Martens.

Winner of the NZ Maori Tourism Award for the Best Travel Image that captures the Essence of Maori

Winner: Peter Drury, for his image Age Old Practice. Majestic waka and crews salute international dignatories at the 116th Ngaruawahia regatta held at Turangawaewae marae on the Waikato river. Published in the Waikato Times. © 2013 Peter Drury.

Winner of the 2013 Heritage Hotels Best Unpublished Travel Image Award

Winner: Lindsay Keats for his image of boys playing soccer, Quarzazate, Morocco. © 2013 Lindsay Keats.


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