Results: Our World Underwater 2015
The results of the 2015 Our World Underwater photography contest have been announced. Jointly hosted by Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide, the winners will share some $50,000 in prizes and the kudos of being placed in the world’s premier underwater imaging contest. Congratulations to Anthony Berberian for his stunning winning image which won the Macro Unrestricted category and was awarded Best in Show. Similarly, congratulations to all the winners, particularly to the many members of the Wetpixel community in the placings.
Underwater Photography issue 83 available
DeepPro Systems releases white and color balance slate
DeepPro Systems has announced the release of a series of white balance, exposure and color calibration slates for underwater use. The slightly buoyant plastic slates are in a 16:9 aspect ratio and can be used both for white balancing underwater and for color correction in post production for both still and video shooters.
RIP Dr. Eugenie Clark
Dr. Eugenie Clark, explorer and scientist, has died at home in Sarasota, Florida, aged 92. Best known as “The Shark Lady”, she was a pioneering marine biologist, diver and environmental campaigner. She once summed up her philosophy: “Love fish. Love sharks. Keep the water and their habitats as clean and protected as possible”. The Wetpixel community would like to send their thoughts and prayers to Dr Clark’s family and friends. The world has lost a true ocean spirit, and she will be both sorely missed and fondly remembered.
Final call for entries: Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Call for entries: University of Miami RSMAS underwater photo contest
The 2015 University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Underwater Photography Contest is now open for entries. The deadline for entry is midnight March 20, 2015. The contest is open to amateur photographers who earn no more than twenty percent of their income from photography.
Last few days: DEEP Indonesia 2015
The 2015 DEEP Indonesia contest is now entering its last few days for entries. Together with the now-closed Our World Underwater, it will distribute over $90,000 worth of prizes to winners in 6 categories. Your entries must be with the organisers by 27 February.
Video: Barracuda vortex and lots of little Nemos
Earthtouch has posted a video from the Indonesian National Park of Wakatobi on Hoga Island in their weekly Wild Oceans series. The footage shows the health of the reefs in the area, schooling chevron barracuda (Sphyraena qenie), a family of Western clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) and large numbers of reticulated dascllus (Dascyllus reticulatus) around the coral heads.
- Issue 29 of the Underwater Journal is now available to download (via )
- Lampreys get “hot” for each other (via BBC)
- Air New Zealand’s full ban on shark fin cargo (via )
- National Geographic Taveler Photo Contest still open (via )
- Nikon updates D7100 C firmware to v.1.01 (via )
- Biggest Dead Zone Ever Forecast in the GOM (via )
- Instagram adds new video feature (via )
- Great white shark attack survivor turned shark advocate (via )
- Canon issues service advisory for EOS 1DX and 1DC (via )
- New Dryzone Bags by Lowepro (via )