A PHOTO INTRO TO KITE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Authors: 
Leland Sutton
Article type: 
Discourse

On June 17th, I traveled from my home town of Seattle to Holbox Island, Mexico. For the next week, I was able to watch and work with marine biologist Oscar Frey and his team as they used Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) to capture the extensive wildlife which inhabits the island. Oscar is working to document the erosion which is destroying habitats on the island, as well as to perfect the methodology of KAP for research.

Holbox, Mexico is home to some of the world’s most amazing wild life, including flamingos and whale sharks.* I had the opportunity to get into the water and swim with the 40 foot creatures. Being able to swim among them was nothing short of amazing.

It was truly a pleasure to experience Holbox with Oscar and his team, and I hope to return soon. Here is a selection of Oscar and his team in action, as photographed through the eyes of my camera.

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