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 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.