Nauticam announces the NA-GX8 housing
Nauticam has announced their new housing for the Panasonic LUMIX GX8 mirrorless camera. It offers one handed access to key controls and a concave, larger red button for video record. It has fiber optic bulkheads for strobe triggering, the new “handle trigger” shutter release and built-in electronics for the Nauticam vacuum system, along with a port for the optional vacuum bulkhead.
Borneo from Below: Endangered turtles lay eggs in Borneo
The latest Borneo from Below web video has been posted online. This week’s episode is titled, “Endangered sea turtles lay record haul of eggs on Borneo - Episode 8”. The web series is produced by Scubazoo and features diving in Borneo.
Silvertip shark camera bump on Wild Oceans
In Earth Touch’s episode of Wild Oceans this week, a silvertip shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus) comes in for a close view of the cameraman in Southern Mozambique. Investigatory behavior by sharks is quite common, and does not mean that they are attempting to attack or bite, just that they are inquisitive.
Video: Shark Dancer
Renowned shark handler Cristina Zenato is featured in a new video by Juriaan Booij and Eddy Raphael for Huawei Mate S. The video focuses on her life passion of sharks and communicating with them through the power of touch.
Call for Entries: 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest
The 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest is calling for entries. Categories include People, Places, and Nature. The grand-prize winner will receive $10,000 and a three-day trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2016. The deadline for submissions is 16 November 2016.
Introducing Shark Bytes by John Bantin
Wetpixel member John Bantin has published his third book. Entitled “Shark Bytes: Tales of Diving with the Bizarre and the Beautiful”, John tells tales about diving with the apex predators and the individuals that he has bumped into along the way during his 20 year career. Illustrated with his imagery, John hopes that “this book will do something for the future well-being of sharks”.
Interview with freediver in Beyonce’s new underwater video
The music video for Beyonce’s latest song with Naughty Boy, Runnin’ (Lose it All), was shot entirely underwater. The video features champion freedivers Alice Modolo and Guillaume Néry as they “run” across the seafloor and under the surface. Here is an interview with Mondolo on how the video was shot.
DEMA announces IRC schedule
The 2015 DEMA show is fast approaching, and the show organizers have just posted the line-up of speakers that will be presenting at the Image Resource Center. The show is being held from 4 to 7 November at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida and the Image Resource Center is at Booth #357. Wetpixel will be reporting “live” from the show throughout.
- Video of the Week: Indonesia's Raja Ampat (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Reward after buzzards shot dead (via BBC)
- Sea Slug’s Disposable Penis Surprises Scientists (via DivePhotoGuide)
- VIDEO: Reviving a Tiger Shark (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Are there Antibiotics at the bottom of the Ocean? (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Sharks & Mantas of Mozambique in Peril (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Our World Underwater 2013 Competition Winners Announced (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Reptiles face risk of extinction (via BBC)
- The bug-hunters finding new species in their spare time (via BBC)
- Seafood Restaurant Fines Customers for Wasted Food (via DivePhotoGuide)