Camera drones can disrupt flamingos in Sri Lanka, warn environmentalists

Greater flamingos with a pink sky
(Image credit: GettyImages-154769402)

Every year, around 5,000 greater flamingos flock to the wetlands of Mannar in northern Sri Lanka, attracting a huge crowd of bird and wildlife photographers. In recent years, however, photographers have started using drones to capture aerial photos of these majestic animals – and environmentalists worry that it could disturb the birds and drive them away from Mannar.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.