Joined: Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:03 pm Posts: 1325 Location: Trichardt, MP
Its easy to explain why drones can not be allowed. Drones are far cheaper than any intermediate level lens used by serious amateur photographers and therefore affordable to most serious amateur photographers in the park. Now if all invest in drones one can just imagine the air traffic of drones competing to get the best position around the animal of interest.
The other reason is the breaking of several park rules from getting out of your vehicle to disturbing animals when flying a drone. Currently there is no authority to ensure that the operator of the drone is competent to fly the it and thereby creating a safety risk to public and animals in case the drone falls or the operator loose control.
So it is not a case of hysteria but more common sense. If one person is allowed there will be many that also want a piece of the pie. By allowing certain visitors the right not to obey rules a few more without drones may then also say why can't I can out of my car or drive my radio controlled 4x4 toy with a GoPro camera on to a sleepy lion.
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Well said son godin!
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