A new land category has been included to the Isimanagliso Sodwana Bay Shootout Festival this year that would held during July school holidays. Declaring this year’s event, Isimangaliso’s brand and marketing manager Lindy Duffield stated that this year’s event had developed to encompass a land category.
This suggests that one does not even require going near the water to capture magnificent snaps. The 6 day videography and photography contest would see photographers contending to capture magnificent snaps in the park.
The event is not just for photographers as there is a spectrum of events that would take place throughout the week, like live music, sand sculpting contests, marine educational walks, talks by Ezemvelo KZN wildlife and shark life experts, as well as several other presentations by experts on photography as well as the magnificent world beneath the waves. Anyone in the diving industry knows that this is the top time of year to get wet in one of the world’s top ten scuba diving destinations.
An allot of the entry amounts would be handed to the park’s endangered and rare species fund that is solely dedicated to the introduction, monitoring and protection of these species within the park. Duffield stated that with traditionally awesome weather and brilliant visibility, Sodwana is a Mecca for beach goers, nature lovers, divers, snorkelers or anyone who wants to escape the winter chill.
Meanwhile, a photographer near Sidalia, last weekend, was struck and killed by a running train when he was illegally trespassing a railway bridge for a shoot. As per Sedalia Democrat, the bridge was too short for both a person and a train. It was clearly marked to try and prevent trespassing.