Potential new species of manta ray spotted off Palm Beach Florida
Drone footage shot off Palm Beach, Florida by photographer Ivy Yin of Our Children’s Earth Foundation shows footage of a potentially new species of manta ray. Yin sent the footage to Dr. Andrea Marshall, co-founder of the Marine Megafauna Foundation, and a scientist who studies manta rays off the Florida coast. Not only does she believe this to be a new species of manta ray, but also that the coast of Florida around Palm Beach could serve as a nursery for this species.
Help Protect Florida Giant Groupers by Walt Stearns
The Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC) is hosting a public meeting on Thursday 26 April in Fort Lauderdale to discuss a proposal to open the breeding grounds of the critically endangered goliath grouper (Epinephelus itajara) to fishing. [Walt Stearns]http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/fllcc-fort-lauderdale-marriott-north/) writes about the issues around this decision and appeals for individuals to “make their voices heard” either at the meeting or by signing the online petition.
Review and guide: Shiny Prints Metal Prints
Wetpixel presents a review and guide to getting the best from underwater images when printing on metal. Bespoke metal print house, Shiny prints provided a metal print and Wetpixel has reviewed the process of ordering from the company and the quality of the prints they produce. As a special benefit to the Wetpixel community, Shiny Prints are offering a 30% discount on member’s first orders.
DxO Labs goes into receivership
Canon Rumors reports that at least a part of DxO Labs has gone into receivership. There are official notices stating that an administrator has been appointed as of 16 March. The company, which is the software arm of DxO, may well be simply be reorganizing its business after hiving off from DxOMark in January.
Earth Day 2018
Wishing the Wetpixel community a very happy Earth Day 2018. Earth Day is traditionally an opportunity to reflect on how our actions impact the environment and to try and improve our personal effect on the planet’s environment. The organizers of the 2018 event have chosen to highlight the growing problem of plastic pollution. Most of us can reduce the amount of plastic we consume via lifestyle and consumer choices; perhaps 2018 is the year to audit our lives and to seek to use less plastic?
Smugmug acquires Flickr
Sea&Sea announces port for Canon 35mm Macro lens
Sea&Sea has announced a new DX port specifically designed for the Canon EF-S 35mm Macro IS lens. It has a distance of 14.5mm between the end of the lens and the inner port glass. Although it has M67 external threads, external diopters cannot be used due to the ability of the lens to focus very close.
Wildscreen adds Photo Story category to Panda Awards
Wildscreen has announced that the 2018 Panda Awards will feature a category for “Photo Stories.” This is defined as a: Photo story of between six to ten images that have an aspect of the natural world as a central focus, with a narrative weaved between the images. The deadline for entries is 8 June 2018.
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- Canon updates EOS 1D X Mark II firmware to 1.1.4 (via )
- Canon updates EOS 5D Mark III firmware to 1.3.5 (via )
- Canon updates EOS 6D Firmware to 1.1.8 (via )
- Canon updates 5DS and 5DS R firmware to version 1.1.2 (via )
- Nikon updates Snapbridge app to 2.0.1 (via )