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Underwater imagery from the finalists of WPOTY 2017 Photo

Underwater imagery from the finalists of WPOTY 2017

As reported on Wetpixel earlier, the results of the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPOTY) contest were announced earlier this week. Whilst the winners represent an amazing body of work many of the finalists in each category are stunning. What follows is a showcase of underwater imagery from WPOTY 2017 along with photographer-submitted detailed captions about each picture and how they were captured.

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Wetpixel review: Loupedeck Photo Editing Console for Lightroom Part 1 Photo

Wetpixel review: Loupedeck Photo Editing Console for Lightroom Part 1

Underwater photographer and educator, Alex Tyrrell presents part 1 of a review of the Loupedeck photo editing console for Adobe Lightroom. He has used the device extensively to process and edit large numbers of images. Typically, he found that it accelerates and enhances his editing workflows. Please click here for part 2 of the review.

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Review: Nauticam Wide Angle Corrector Port Photo

Review: Nauticam Wide Angle Corrector Port

Alex Mustard presents a detailed examination on the philosophy behind and the performance of Nauticam’s forthcoming Wide Angle Corrector Port - WACP, a product aimed squarely at serious full frame stills and video shooters. Alex introduces this new product, explaining why a water contact lens offers advantages over dome ports (in plain English, wherever possible), and shares thoughts, data and a portfolio of images that may change the way we think about achieving maximum image quality underwater.

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Close Focus: The Manta Ray World by Night by Douglas Seifert Photo

Close Focus: The Manta Ray World by Night by Douglas Seifert

The second of our columns discussing the stories behind great images features Douglas Seifert’s stunning image of reef manta rays (Manta alfredi) feeding on plankton at night. The goal of the column, which is being published in conjunction with PADI, is to show how amazing imagery does not normally occur by chance, but is due to dedication, technique, research and experience.

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Review: Nikon 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye lens Photo

Review: Nikon 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye lens

Wetpixel presents a comprehensive review of the performance of the Nikon AF-S FISHEYE NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lens. Wetpixel editor Adam Hanlon has shot extensive test sessions with both FX and DX cameras in the pool, as well as in fresh water in the UK. Associate Editor, Alex Mustard had the lens for a week or so in the Red Sea, and adds his thoughts and imagery from the trip to the review

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Update: Electronics travel guide for underwater image makers Photo

Update: Electronics travel guide for underwater image makers

The rules regarding the carrying of electronic goods in the cabins of aircraft for some flights into the US or UK have been relaxed today. Flights with Etihad Airways, Emirates Airline and Turkish Airlines no longer have restrictions on them (this is currently pending with the latter into the UK). The ban still affects image makers visiting Egypt’s Red Sea and frequent travelers Saeed Rashid and Terry Steeley have kindly shared their thoughts and strategies for coping with the additional security measures in Egyptian airports for the Wetpixel community.

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Interview: Kelly Cestari on surf photography Photo

Interview: Kelly Cestari on surf photography

Kelly Cestari works as a full time professional surf photographer, capturing the action during the World Surf League. Based in Australia, his work takes him through Australia, USA, Europe, Tahiti, South Africa and Hawaii with the tour each year. Wetpixel caught up with Kelly and he kindly agreed to answer a few questions about his imagery and surf photography in general.

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Show Report: BOOT 2017 Photo

Show Report: BOOT 2017

Wetpixel reports from the BOOT Show, Düsseldorf. Held over 10 days, it is the biggest water sports show in the world. Exhibits range from super yachts to surfboards and tucked away amongst this is scuba diving and underwater imaging. Wetpixel were able to attend the show this year and have presented this report for those that could not be there.

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Article: Japanese Giant Salamanders by Don Silcock Photo

Article: Japanese Giant Salamanders by Don Silcock

Don Silcock provides the Wetpixel community with an illustrated guide to photographing the enigmatic and unique Japanese Giant Salamander (Andrias japonicus). These creatures grow up 1.5m (5 ft.) long and 25kg (55lbs) in weight and live in fresh water rivers in rural Japan.

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