Stolen Images?

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Yesterday's (1/24) top two images in Animals by Giorgos Houliaros appear in Tineye in numerous matches: 94 matches for the black horse, 41 matches for the cute little snub nosed monkey

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

and one example:

http://wallpaperstock.net/beautiful-b...

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...#

and one example:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/201...

As you can see, the photo of the snub nosed monkey in Nat Geo was photographed by Cyril Ruoso.

His 3rd leading shot, entitled "Anna" and posted April 2 of last year, also garnered numerous matches.

So, either there seems to be a pattern of theft here, with this tog, or Mr. Houliaros is actually a truly outstanding photoghaper, with his winning images posted all over the net, including Nat Geo, and thusly deserves my sincere apologies.
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JoAnn Palmer

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good catch Trey....
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Great catch! Thanks!
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JoAnn Palmer

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the penguin one.. showed up in 16 places in a search thru tin eye...
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Aroon Kalandy

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Well Deducted, Trey........ Good catch......
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Trey Larson

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It's sad that cheaters and image thieves like this put a big wrench in the whole voting and awards process of this site. He was awarded first and second yesterday, which, thankfully Pixoto has quickly deleted, as well as his other stolen shots, but what happens to the awards and points that should have gone to Wise Photographie, who was third and the rightful winner, as well as the nine other togs behind him that should receive their enhanced points and awards?
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stinks doesn't it...
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Well done and thanks Trey!!

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