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.
Adobe announces Aperture to Lightroom plug-in
Adobe has announced the release of a Lightroom plug-in that imports Aperture Photo libraries into Lightroom. In addition, they are offering new Creative Cloud memberships a bonus of 3 months of membership to the KelbyOne training site, which has tutorials on switching from Aperture to Lightroom.
Red Giant releases Offload
Red Giant has released Offload, a backup utility for media files. This allows the user to transfer video or image files from a card or drive, and to simultaneously make a copy to another location or drive. The software uses checksum to ensure that all information has been completely and correctly transferred.
The most viral GoPro photo to date is of a Great White Shark
Elementary school teacher and South Africa shark tour intern, Amanda Brewer recently shot the most viral GoPro photo to date. The image is of a Great White Shark emerging from the water outside of a shark cage. The capture was selected as one of GoPro’s Photos of the Day, and went viral from there.
Last few spaces on Wetpixel Ultimate Tiger Sharks available
We have a few spaces available for the Wetpixel Ultimate Tiger Sharks trip. The trip us running from 4 to 10 January 2015 and is based in Freeport, Bahamas. Reports from Tiger Beach for this season suggest that the sharks are numerous and approachable, so it look like we will have some amazing photO opportunities.
NOAA uses drone to study orcas
NOAA has teamed up with the Vancouver Aquarium to capture aerial images of a group of Northern Resident orcas in British Columbia with a UAV. This population is threatened and feeds on salmon in the area, which is in itself threatened. (Photo credit: NOAA, Vancouver Aquarium.)
- Canon trails firmware update for C300/C500 for release in… (via )
- Seacam announces D810 housing-details to follow (via )
- Australia to scrap plan for dumping near Great Barrier Reef (via )
- British Wildlife Photography Awards 2014 announced (via )
- X-Ray Mag number 62 is available (via )
- Underwater Photography magazine issue 80 is now available to… (via )
- September issue of DIVE magazine available (via )
- Nikon updates D4s firmware to C:1:10 (via )
- Volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea (via )
- A statement from the “selfie” monkey (via )