RIP Dr. Eugenie Clark
Dr. Eugenie Clark, explorer and scientist, has died at home in Sarasota, Florida, aged 92. Best known as “The Shark Lady”, she was a pioneering marine biologist, diver and environmental campaigner. She once summed up her philosophy: “Love fish. Love sharks. Keep the water and their habitats as clean and protected as possible”. The Wetpixel community would like to send their thoughts and prayers to Dr Clark’s family and friends. The world has lost a true ocean spirit, and she will be both sorely missed and fondly remembered.
Final call for entries: Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Call for entries: University of Miami RSMAS underwater photo contest
The 2015 University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Underwater Photography Contest is now open for entries. The deadline for entry is midnight March 20, 2015. The contest is open to amateur photographers who earn no more than twenty percent of their income from photography.
Last few days: DEEP Indonesia 2015
The 2015 DEEP Indonesia contest is now entering its last few days for entries. Together with the now-closed Our World Underwater, it will distribute over $90,000 worth of prizes to winners in 6 categories. Your entries must be with the organisers by 27 February.
Video: Barracuda vortex and lots of little Nemos
Earthtouch has posted a video from the Indonesian National Park of Wakatobi on Hoga Island in their weekly Wild Oceans series. The footage shows the health of the reefs in the area, schooling chevron barracuda (Sphyraena qenie), a family of Western clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) and large numbers of reticulated dascllus (Dascyllus reticulatus) around the coral heads.
Lembeh macro with a Nikon D750
Wetpixel member Fabian Schorp presents his experiences of shooting macro on the full frame Nikon D750 SLR camera. Fabian got the camera just before his trip to the Lembeh Straits in Indonesia, so also provides some important information for those planning to visit the area in term of equipment selection and shooting technique.
Panasonic announces a 30mm macro lens
Panasonic has announced a new 30mm f2.8 macro lens for its micro 4/3s system. Giving the equivalent of a 60mm on a 35mm camera, the lens has a minimum focusing distance of 0.105m. It is fitted with optical image stabilization.
Gates announces the Mini housing for ALEXA MINI
Gates Underwater Products has announced the release of the MINI housing for the newly announced Arri Alexa Mini camera. The housing is compact in size and has mechanical controls for accessing camera functions. Gates has also announced the diminutive ST5 monitor housing for the Transvideo StarliteHD OLED monitor.
- Bioluminescence: nature lights up (via BBC)
- Chernobyl mammals tracked in snow (via BBC)
- Audio slideshow: Exploring Africa (via BBC)
- The amazing wildlife of Africa (via BBC)
- The secret lives of giants (via BBC)
- In pictures: midwinter magic (via BBC)
- Jack W. Lavanchy awarded EUF Honorary Vice President title (via African Diver)
- Mapping the world’s vertebrates (via BBC)
- In pictures: Celebrating ecology (via BBC)
- Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia (via African Diver)