Deadline for Raja Ampat park entrance tag contest
The deadline for the official Raja Ampat entrance tag contest is only two days away! The contest is open to graphic designs and any underwater images from Indonesia - the winning entry will be printed onto over 5,000 park tags, and the winner will receive a complimentary diving package in Raja Ampat.
After finalists are chosen, the winner will be decided by public vote from October 10th until the 19th. Entries must be uploaded before the end of the day, October 9, 2007 - submit before it’s too late!
The Art Of Diving - US Edition
Congratulations to Wetpixel’s associate editor Alex Mustard on the publication of the special North American edition of his book The Art Of Diving, which went on sale this week. Unlike the European language editions the North American book is hardback and includes more detailed captions for the photographs. The North American edition is published by The Lyons Press. You can also read more about the book and see sample pages on Amazon.
Captain Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd to speak at Oceanblue Divers
Oceanblue Divers, a New York-based dive club, is pleased to announce that the founder and president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Captain Paul Watson, will be speaking at the club’s first anniversary party on October 4, 2007 at the Ultra Lounge in New York. Captain Watson “will make a special presentation on the state of the world’s oceans and how we can make a difference by taking action to help protect the diversity of life they support.”
There will also be a raffle drawing held at the event, with the grand prize of a 10 day/8 night dive trip in the Red Sea including roundtrip airfare from New York to Cairo. Attendance is limited, and tickets must be purchased for admission. Continue reading for the full press release…
Noam Kortler featured in underwater exhibition
Wetpixel member and owner of Nemo Divers Noam Kortler’s underwater photography will be featured in Eilat, Israel on October 4-6, 2007. This unique exhibition will showcase forty of Kortler’s images mounted on foam PVC board and displayed underwater. Prints will be sold to the public during the exhibition, with 10% of sales supporting cancer research.
DivePhotoGuide has the full-story - be sure to congratulate Noam if you’re in the area!
Sea & Sea to debut new Canon, Nikon housings at DEMA
Sea & Sea has informed us that they will be premiering working prototypes of underwater housings for the Nikon D300, Canon EOS 40D, and Canon 1D/1Ds Mark III at this year’s DEMA dive convention. In addition, the company hopes to have a mock-up of a DX-D3 housing for the upcoming Nikon D3 dSLR.
Continue reading for a sneak peek at the DX-D300, Sea & Sea’s housing for the Nikon D300…
Norbert Wu reviews three underwater housings for the Nikon D200
Professional underwater photographer Norbert Wu, whose work from Antarctica has recently been featured on the Time magazine website, has had the opportunity to use a variety of housings with his Nikon D200. Currently, he owns Ikelite, Light & Motion, and Sea and Sea, and recognizes there are distinct advantages and disadvantages with each system.
In this detailed review and comparison, Wu examines each setup based on his personal experiences “from a “real user’s” point of view…intended for photographers who may be in the market for such housings.” Included are many excellent example photographs, not only of the hardware but also from the underwater environment…
Albino whale shark photographed in Galapagos
On August 25, 2007, Antonio Moreano, a naturalist in the Galapagos, photographed an albino whale shark at Darwin, the northern-most island of the Galapagos. Continue reading for three of his rare photos.
New Discovery television series: Quest for Sunken Warships
If you missed the premiere of the new Discovery: Military series “Quest for Sunken Warships,” don’t worry - Torpedo Alley will repeat on September 29 and 30, 2007, and the second episode, Operation Hailstone, detailing the battles near Truk, is set to air on October 3.
All underwater portions of the show were filmed with the professional version of the Amphibico Phenom by Dan Crowell, alongside dive team members David Ulloa and Becky Kagan. Visit Quest for Sunken Warships to learn more about this four-part series…
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- Video: Divers surrounded by stellar sea lions (via )
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- “Sustainable shrimp” fishing boat arrested by Liberian coast… (via )
- The fishy case of the Godfather (via )
- CameraBits updates Photo Mechanic 5 to v.18327 (via )
- Photos of battle between eagle ray and hammerhead shark (via )
- Nikon updates C firmware for D500 to 1.12 (via )
- Nikon updates C firmware for D810 to 1.12 (via )