One space available for Wetpixel Whale Sharks 2017
We now have only one space available on our trip to snorkel and photograph the amazing whale shark aggregation in Isla Mujeres. The space is available on the trip that is running from 04 to 10 August. As is always the case, the trip will focus on being photographically and videographically productive in documenting this amazing spectacle. In 2015, we experienced around 400 whale sharks in a tight group around our boat!
Gabon announces Africa’s largest network of marine protected areas
On Monday of this week the central African country of Gabon announced a network of 20 marine parks and protected reserves. More than a quarter of Gabon’s coast will be protected, stretching for a collective total of 20,500 square miles. Although not much of Gabon’s waters have been explored, what is known is that it is home to the world’s largest breeding populations of Leatherback and Olive Ridley sea turtles.
Aquatica announces housing for Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Aquatica has announced their new housing for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II mirrorless camera. The AE-M1 Mk II offers lever controls for REC and Fn2 buttons and all menu navigation buttons have been moved closer to the edge of the housing. It can be supplied with an opto-electrical converter, Nikonos or Ikelite strobe triggering, has “self finding” controls and a magnetic camera saddle.
Inon ceases production of z240 strobe
Inon has announced that they have ceased production of their Z240 strobe, in preparation for the release of a new model. Once current dealers have sold out of their existing stock, there will be no more new Z240s available. Details of the new model have not yet been announced, but as soon as they are, we will be letting the Wetpixel community know.
Jack O’Neill, pioneer of the wetsuit, has passed away
Jack O’Neill, founder of the O’Neill company and developer of the neoprene wetsuit, has died of natural causes in his home in Santa Cruz, California. O’Neill was 94 years old. In the 1970’s O’Neill lost his eye in a surfing accident, which resulted in his signature eye patch. He was an eternal ocean lover and late in life became an ocean and environmental advocate.
Seacam announces housing for KeyMission 360
Paralenz ships diving action cam
Paralenz has announced that their diving action cam is now available. It can capture 4K at 30fps and has built in depth filters that utilise an on-board depth sensor to automatically color correct its footage. The same sensor can also add screen overlays. The Paralenz camera is waterproof to 200 meters (656 feet).
A black and white series of humpback whales by Jem Cresswell
Photographer Jem Cresswell has released a series of stunning black and white portraits of humpback whales titled Giants. The series was shot over three years in the waters surrounding Tonga where the whales visit during their annual migration. The series is a selection of images weeded down from over 10,000 photos shot during his time there.
- Microsoft unveils image composite editor v2.0 (via )
- Photos for Mac that will replace Aperture and iPhoto (via )
- Divers discover underwater forest off coast of Britain (via )
- An underwater portrait shoot with kayaker Viktoria Wolffhardt (via )
- Blackmagic Design updates DaVinci Resolve to 11.2 (via )
- Basking shark seen for first time in Indonesia (via )
- A drone that films just under the water line (via )
- Small underwater shelters show impressive creature diversity (via )
- NG Wild to Inspire wildlife film contest (via )
- Freighter ship runs aground in Galapagos (via )