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NG publishes 17 of David Doubilet’s images for World Oceans Day Photo

NG publishes 17 of David Doubilet’s images for World Oceans Day

National Geographic has published 17 of underwater photographer David Doubilet’s most “jaw-dropping” images as well as an interview in honor of World Oceans Day. Doubilet, widely considered one of the most influential underwater photographers of all time, had his first image published in National Geographic magazine in 1972. It is fitting to choose the images of such a well respected photographer as a window into the ocean on this day.

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Oceans Day 2016 Photo

Oceans Day 2016

Profusions of vibrant marine life cover this reef in a vivid bouquet of colors in Komodo, Indonesia. Today is World Oceans Day, a day earmarked to both celebrate the oceans and to encourage collaboration to preserve them for the future. The theme for 2016 is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet”, with an aim of reducing plastic pollution.

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Turkey sinks an Airbus to attract diving tourism Photo

Turkey sinks an Airbus to attract diving tourism

Turkish officials have sunk an Airbus A300 in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey to create an artificial reef. The move comes as tourism to the country is in sharp decline following tensions with Moscow. The airplane was dismantled and sunk off the resort town Kuşadası, which is a popular diving destination in Turkey.

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Michael Muller photographs great white sharks Photo

Michael Muller photographs great white sharks

Phase One has released a video featuring celebrity and advertising photographer Michael Muller as he tries to capture great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) breaching off South Africa. His goal was to use studio lighting and medium format cameras to capture the sharks in mid air in a way never attempted before. (All images © Michael Muller.)

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Aquatica announces Close-Up System Photo

Aquatica announces Close-Up System

Aquatica has announced the release of their Aquatica Close-Up (ACU) system. It consists of +5 and +10 close up lenses, a flip holder, step down ring, lens caddy, manual focus gears and the macro mini port. The components have been redesigned to ensure that they are all compatible.

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