Competition urges photographers to snap up king tide

Bully photographer Chris Ison snapped up this photo at the last king tide.
Bully photographer Chris Ison snapped up this photo at the last king tide. Chris Ison

BUDDING photographers will have the opportunity to capture nature at it's most interesting during next Sunday's king tide, and the Fitzroy Basin Association is holding a community photography competition to capture the Capricorn Coast's inundated beaches.

Next Sunday's king tide will be the largest tide of the year.

The FBA has teamed up with Green Cross Australia, Fitzroy River and Coastal Catchments and Rockhampton Regional Council to host the photography event, to help improve our understanding of future sea level rises and climate change impacts.

FBA chief executive officer Paul Birch said photos would be compiled with others across Queensland and Australia to help plan for what our coastline could look like by the end of the century if sea level rises occur as predicted.

"Locals who help us collect photos will be helping to build a picture of the threat posed by rising sea levels, and could also win some great prizes," he said.

"Visit the King Tide tent at Yeppoon main beach on Sunday, January 13 to register from 8.30am onwards and then start your hunt for the best images that show the effect of tidal inundation on our coastline.

"The best time to view the tides will be between 9am and 11am on Sunday January 13."

Participants need to return to the King Tide tent by 11.30am to have their photos downloaded.

The best entries will receive prizes and a free sausage sizzle will be on for all after 11.30am.  

Topics:  beach capricorn coast fitzroy basin association king tide weather

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