WPOTY 2019 is open for entries
The 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest is now open for entries. Adult categories are Animals in their Environment, Animal Portraits, Plants and Fungi, Under Water, Urban Wildlife, Earth’s Environments, Black and White, Creative Visions, Wildlife Photojournalism, and Wildlife Photojournalist Photo Story Award. There are also 4 behavior categories: Amphibians and Reptiles, Birds, Invertebrates and Mammals.
Ikelite announces housing for the Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera
Ikelite has announced their 200DL housing for the Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera. Constructed of ABS-PC, the housing has Ikelite’s DL port system and is shipped with a vacuum valve and an M16 accessory port. Lens port compatibility is to be announced, although it is anticipated that it will allow for both Z mount and F mount lenses (with the FTZ Adapter.)
Spot A Shark USA
Underwater image maker Tanya Houppermans has shared an article about a new citizen science project that aims to use images of sharks to assists scientists to study sand tiger sharks (Carcharias taurus). The site allows photographers to load images and then they can be tracked via subsequent images of the animal.
Adobe releases Creative Cloud 2019
Full Results: Under Water category of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018
Michael Patrick O’Neill has won the Under Water Category of the 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. Announced at a gala dinner at London’s Natural History Museum, his superb image of a flying fish shot with a slow shutter speed giving it a stunning motion blur.
Controversy swirls around aquarium collecting fish from Blue Heron Bridge
The Blue Heron Bridge dive site in South Florida is a well loved dive site for divers and underwater photographers alike due to its numerous species and shallow depths. However, it is also a constant target of hobbyist and professional tropical fish collectors - sometimes illegally, but often legally. The issue bubbled to the surface this weekend when a Galveston, Texas-based aquarium, Moody Gardens, employed three professional tropical fish collectors to remove dozens of species from the famous dive site.
Isotta ships housing for GoPro HERO7
Microplastics found in river prove they are not just an ocean problem
During a unique expedition project, German professor Andreas Fath collected water samples throughout the length of the 652-mile long Tennessee River. What he found was alarming - sections of the river contained 12,000 - 18,000 plastic particles per cubic meter. In contrast, samples he had taken in Germany’s Rhine River contained only 200 plastic particles per cubic meter. Long thought to be a problem relating to ocean pollution, micro plastics have invaded intercoastal waterways as well.
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- A wildlife photographer’s gear stash (via )
- Nikon updates D5 firmware to version 1.21 (via )
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- Nikon updates D800 firmware to version 1.11 (via )
- A $3 million camera (via )
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- Nikon updates Capture NX-D to version 1.4.7 (via )