World-renowned photographers head for Lady Elliot

THERE is only one way to capture the local wildlife in abundance on Lady Elliot Island, and it is through the lens of a camera.

The island jewel, forming the most southerly island on the Great Barrier Reef, is the destination for world-renowned photographers at the end of February for Foto Frenzy.

A five-day workshop will be held on the island for a small and select group of fortunate budding photographers.

Amy Gash from Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort says the event launches the work of its participants to the next level.

"Foto Frenzy gives people the opportunity to experience the Great Barrier Reef and arms them with the ability to capture their little piece," she said.

"The five days will be full of sunset walks, scuba diving and seminars from some of the world's best underwater, landscape and wildlife photographers."

Darren Jew, who recently obtained a Guinness World Record for capturing a photo of freediver Ai Futaki swimming alongside nine humpback whales, will be one of the photographers imparting his knowledge at the event.

He will be working alongside Sean Scott, a leading exhibiting artist both in Australia and internationally.

This year is the first time the workshop will be held during summer months during turtle nesting and hatching season.

Accessible only via plane, spots for the once-in-a-lifetime experience sold out months in advance.

In fact, Ms Gash is already encouraging those who may be interested to stay tuned for next year's event.

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