If ever there was a soft and hysterically fun introduction to combat photography, capturing Thailand’s Songkran Festival with anything less than an underwater camera is surely as close as it gets.
Appropriately dubbed “The Water Festival,” Songkran is a no-holds-barred country-wide water fight that takes place in Thailand under the auspices of a new Lunar Year celebration from April 13 – 15. While it’s almost surely one of the most uninhibited good times to be had anywhere, electronics (even those claiming to be water-resistant or within “safe” confines of a waterproof pouch) are in grave peril during this indelibly soggy but undeniably fun holiday.
These photos document the struggle of a camera’s survival whilst attempting to capture the madness and hilarity of Songkran Festival in its epicenter of action: Chiang Mai.
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