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At 22 years old, Oliver Hellowell is fast achieving his dream of becoming a professional landscape and wildlife photographer. His images are sold around the globe and have earned him many awards, as well as numerous appearances on TV and in the media.

Oliver also happens to have an extra copy of chromosome 21 in his DNA. However, having Down Syndrome is not something he sees as a limitation. On the contrary, Oliver has surpassed expectations at every stage of his life and he has gone on to inspire and enrich the lives of countless others.

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Photographer Oliver Hellowell with camera, England, UK. February 2015  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Photographer Oliver Hellowell with camera, England, UK. February 2015
Robin (Erithacus rubecula) on lichen covered stump, England, UK, February.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Robin (Erithacus rubecula) on lichen covered stump, England, UK, February.
Heather (Calluna vulgaris) in flower, Dartmoor, England, UK. August.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Heather (Calluna vulgaris) in flower, Dartmoor, England, UK. August.
Canada geese (Branta canadensis) in flight at Abbotsbury Swannery, Abbotsbury, Dorset, England, UK. August 2014  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Canada geese (Branta canadensis) in flight at Abbotsbury Swannery, Abbotsbury, Dorset, England, UK. August 2014
Wheat crop in field at West Buckland, Somerset, England, UK. June 2015  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Wheat crop in field at West Buckland, Somerset, England, UK. June 2015
Photographer Oliver Hellowell with mother Wendy Hellowell and sister Anna Hellowell, England, UK. March 2014.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Photographer Oliver Hellowell with mother Wendy Hellowell and sister Anna Hellowell, England, UK. March 2014.
Photographer Oliver Hellowell taking pictures, balancing the camera on the head of photographer Mike O'Carroll, England, UK. June 2017.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Photographer Oliver Hellowell taking pictures, balancing the camera on the head of photographer Mike O'Carroll, England, UK. June 2017.
Mute swan (Cygnus olor) among large flock, Abbotsbury Swannery, Dorset. England, UK. August.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Mute swan (Cygnus olor) among large flock, Abbotsbury Swannery, Dorset. England, UK. August.
Long exposure of a Dartmoor stream, Devon, England, UK, August.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Long exposure of a Dartmoor stream, Devon, England, UK, August.
Great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) female feeding on baited log, England, UK. January 2018  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) female feeding on baited log, England, UK. January 2018
Sunset over the fields, Blackdown hills, Somerset, England, UK. October.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Sunset over the fields, Blackdown hills, Somerset, England, UK. October.
Sunset at Hope Cove, Devon, England, UK, April 2016.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Sunset at Hope Cove, Devon, England, UK, April 2016.
Blue gate in churchyard, Dowally Parish Church, Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, UK. August 2014  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Blue gate in churchyard, Dowally Parish Church, Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, UK. August 2014
Nuthatch (Sitta europaea) on mossy log, England, UK. January.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Nuthatch (Sitta europaea) on mossy log, England, UK. January.
Eurasian eagle owl (Bubo bubo) landing on post, captive, falconry bird.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Eurasian eagle owl (Bubo bubo) landing on post, captive, falconry bird.
Puffin (Fratercula arctica) on Staple Island, Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, UK. June.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Puffin (Fratercula arctica) on Staple Island, Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, UK. June.
Blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) on lichen-covered twig, England, UK May 2015  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) on lichen-covered twig, England, UK May 2015
Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) female in grass with Dandelion flowers, England, UK. May 2018  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) female in grass with Dandelion flowers, England, UK. May 2018
Dunnock (Prunella modularis) on mossy stick, England, UK. September.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Dunnock (Prunella modularis) on mossy stick, England, UK. September.
Blackbird (Turdus merula) juvenile, close up, England, UK. July .  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Blackbird (Turdus merula) juvenile, close up, England, UK. July .
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) flowers, Somerset, England, UK. April  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) flowers, Somerset, England, UK. April
Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) in flower against blue sky, England, UK, March.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) in flower against blue sky, England, UK, March.
Autumnal leaves in the Smoky Mountains, Tennessee, USA, November 2017  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Autumnal leaves in the Smoky Mountains, Tennessee, USA, November 2017
Blackberry leaves, (Rubus sp) England, UK. February.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Blackberry leaves, (Rubus sp) England, UK. February.
Water in river splashing.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Water in river splashing.
Maple leaf (Acer sp) which is ragged in autumn, Tennessee, November.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Maple leaf (Acer sp) which is ragged in autumn, Tennessee, November.
Cherry tree (Prunus sp) blossom, Somerset, England, UK. April.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Cherry tree (Prunus sp) blossom, Somerset, England, UK. April.
Photographer Oliver Hellowell taking pictures on the Blackdown Hills, Somerset, England, UK. April 2017  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Photographer Oliver Hellowell taking pictures on the Blackdown Hills, Somerset, England, UK. April 2017
Autumn forest landscape in Tennessee, USA, November, 2017  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Autumn forest landscape in Tennessee, USA, November, 2017
White tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in Cades Cove, Tennessee, USA. November.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / White tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in Cades Cove, Tennessee, USA. November.
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) named ^Majesty^ at the American Eagle Foundation, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, November 2017  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) named ^Majesty^ at the American Eagle Foundation, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, November 2017
Oliver with Ken Jenkins at their joint exhibition, T5 Gallery Heathrow Airport, July 2018  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Oliver with Ken Jenkins at their joint exhibition, T5 Gallery Heathrow Airport, July 2018
Coal tit (Periparus ater) on mossy log with reflection, England, UK. January.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Coal tit (Periparus ater) on mossy log with reflection, England, UK. January.
Maple leaves (Acer sp) in autumn, Westonbirt, England, UK.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Maple leaves (Acer sp) in autumn, Westonbirt, England, UK.
Reflections on water at sunset, England, UK, July.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Reflections on water at sunset, England, UK, July.
Little River, Smoky Mountains, Tennessee, USA. November 2017  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Little River, Smoky Mountains, Tennessee, USA. November 2017
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) male preening, England, UK, July.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) male preening, England, UK, July.
Foliage of Coleus plant.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Foliage of Coleus plant.
Reflected evergreen trees in Loch Dunmore, Perthshire, Scotland, UK, August 2014  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Reflected evergreen trees in Loch Dunmore, Perthshire, Scotland, UK, August 2014
Redshank (Tringa totanus) on post at Ham Wall RSPB reserve, Somerset, England, UK. June.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Redshank (Tringa totanus) on post at Ham Wall RSPB reserve, Somerset, England, UK. June.
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) preening, Slimbridge Wetlands Centre in Dursley, Gloucestershire, England, UK. December.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) preening, Slimbridge Wetlands Centre in Dursley, Gloucestershire, England, UK. December.
Poppies (Papaver sp) in flower, England, UK, August.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Poppies (Papaver sp) in flower, England, UK, August.
Photographer Oliver Hellowell in derelict building, UK. August 2014.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Photographer Oliver Hellowell in derelict building, UK. August 2014.
Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) reflected in pool in garden, England, UK. August.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) reflected in pool in garden, England, UK. August.
River Etive, Glen Etive, Scotland, UK. June 2017  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / River Etive, Glen Etive, Scotland, UK. June 2017
Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stag in bracken, Glen Etive, Scotland, UK. June.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stag in bracken, Glen Etive, Scotland, UK. June.
Photographer Oliver Hellowell working in The Smoky Mountins, Tennessee, November 2017  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Photographer Oliver Hellowell working in The Smoky Mountins, Tennessee, November 2017
Sunset over the fields, Blackdown hills, Somerset, England, UK. October.  -  Oliver Hellowell
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Oliver Hellowell / Sunset over the fields, Blackdown hills, Somerset, England, UK. October.
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