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Monday, October 11, 2021 07:30pm HST

DLNR has issued cease and desist letters to a number of photography companies including a company that features images from Kalepa Ridge, Wailua Falls, drone shots in Waimea Canyon and Kōkeʻe State Parks, as well as from Hanakāpīʻai Beach and Honopū in the Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park. “Many of these places are both naturally and culturally sensitive and we would not be issuing permits for commercial drone operations or wedding photos in these sensitive locations,” said DLNR Division of State Parks Administrator Curt Cottrell. In July, Kanoho observed via social media posts, photographers chartering boats and doing weddings at Honopū. “That is 100% illegal and culturally inappropriate,” she said. She says her efforts to discuss the issue with other photographers have been met with derision and threats. FULL STORY: