Results: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014
The results of the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest were announced last night at a gala occasion at the Natural History Museum in London, England. The winner of the Underwater Species category was Indra Swart Wonowidjojo of Indonesia with an image of two whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) taken at Cenderawasih Bay. Heartfelt congratulations to all those placed in the contest.
DEMA 2014: Image Resource Center Schedule
The schedule for the 2014 Image Resource Center at the DEMA Show has been posted onto the DEMA website. The IRC serves as a centerpiece to the imaging section of the show. Speakers include Cristian Dimitrius, Erin Quigley, John Ellerbrock, Berkley White, Stephen Frink and Chris Parsons. As always Wetpixel will be reporting from the show for those that can’t make it!
Jason deCaires Taylor unveils new underwater sculpture in Bahamas
Jason deCaires Taylor, well known for his underwater sculptures, has unveiled a new sculpture titled Atlas off New Providence in Nassau, Bahamas. The 18 foot tall and 60 ton sculpture is the larges underwater sculpture ever to be deployed underwater. The sculpture was commissioned by the Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation and the hope is that it will eventually be colonized as an artificial reef.
Video: Bahamas Underwater Photo Week by Cristian Dimitrius
The Bahamas Underwater Photo Week was held in May this year, with Alert Diver with the Bahamas Diving Association inviting 4 pro shooters to document a week underwater in the islands. Wetpixel reported “live” from the event, with Abi Mullens and Adam Hanlon embedded into the photography teams. At the same time, Emmy Award winning filmmaker Cristian Dimitrius undertook a” DCI inducing” tour of all the photo teams at work at their respective islands.
In the wild: Digital cinema housings
During a recent visit to Singapore, Scubacam proprietor David Cheung (CheungyDiver) showed me two of the new “big guns” he had recently acquired. These include a Gates housing for the Phantom Flex 4K and a modified housing for the Arri Alexa. David runs a housing rental program for professional filmmakers in Asia.
Paper studies inter octopus asphyxiation
A new paper by Christine Huffard and Mike Bartick has been published in the journal Molluscan Research. Entitled “Wild Wunderpus photogenicus and Octopus cyanea employ asphyxiating ‘constricting’ in interactions with other octopuses, it catalogs several instances in which “aggressive constriction” has been seen in an instance of apparent sexual cannibalism and in an attempt to eliminate a competitor for a food source.
Photography bundle deal available
There is a pretty amazing deal available for the next twenty or so hours on 5daydeal.com. Although not underwater specific, each bundle consists of over 70 hours of photography tutorials, 300 PS actions, 15 eBooks and 500 creative textures, all from leading photographers, valued at over $2,000 dollars. The cost of the package is $89.
Call for entries: Beneath the SEA 2015
The Beneath the SEA International (BTS) Imaging Competition 2015 is calling for entries. It offers many categories, including the Stan Waterman Award for Excellence in Underwater Videography, the David Doubilet Award for Excellence in Underwater Photography and the Jim Church Award for Excellence in Underwater Creative Photography.
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