Photo of the Day Contest
Emancipation  by Drew Hopper
Thursday, 31st December 2015


by Drew Hopper

Loy Krathong, sometimes spelt Loi Kratong, is a spectacular festival held every year on the full moon of the twelfth month in the Thai Lunar Calendar. It is celebrated throughout Thailand to honour Buddha. However, in northern Thailand it coincides with the Lanna festival of Yi Peng , also spelt Yee Peng by the locals. This was taken during the impromptu sky lantern release in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Equipment: Canon 6D, Canon 24-105
Drew Hopper
Drew Hopper is a fine art, travel and landscape photographer whose curiosity for different ways of living have influenced his desire to travel to new and unfamiliar places. Drew is a regular contributor to Australian Geographic and Australian Photography and his work has been featured in travel, photography and lifestyle magazines worldwide. In 2015, he won the ANZANG Nature Photographer Of The Year award in the Botanical category.

Emancipation by Drew Hopper was photo of the day on Thursday, 31st December 2015. You can leave a comment below.


Laura Milholland

31st December 2015 at 4:26 am

Completely magical, and truly an awesome shot! Wow!

Pamela North

31st December 2015 at 4:35 am

Absolutely wonderful Drew. Congratulations. Love your Asian photos.

31st December 2015 at 4:47 am

A long-distance cultural experience for the viewer without leaving home. Wonderful image.


31st December 2015 at 6:39 am


Howard McQueen

31st December 2015 at 6:51 am

I had no idea such a festival existed. This is awesome.


31st December 2015 at 12:14 pm

Really interesting unusual shot today!

31st December 2015 at 4:21 pm

Very cool, Drew! Have an awesome New Years and congrats on the image of the day.


31st December 2015 at 6:44 pm

spectacular! i was there for this and your pic makes me yearn to go back!

Anne Egli

2nd January 2016 at 4:44 am

A very different kind of photo, just love it! Thanks for sharing.

3rd January 2016 at 2:23 pm

Wow! Someone said this is “a very different kind of a photo!” And it is! That’s hard to do in today’s world. Great job!

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