(CNN)His father was a legendary royal correspondent, but when young Edward Whitaker tagged along to watch Prince Charles play polo he was more fascinated by the phalanx of photographers.
Stunning shots from horse racing's photographer of the year
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From that early interest blossomed an illustrious career in which Whitaker has become a doyen of horse racing photography.
Last year Whitaker won racing's photographer of the year award for the eighth time as well as picture of the year with his stunning image of a horse in front of a super blue blood moon.