Jason deCaires Taylor opens Coralarium in the Maldives
Underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has opened a new exhibit in the Maldives that contains 30 coral covered structures. Coralarium is located at the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi. The structure is accessible to visitors via a long pool and consists of casts of local Maldivians. In addition to a living stag horn coral path, the exhibit is seeded with coral to promote new growth as well as peppered with dead coral fragments.
Film: Forest of the Sea by Howard Hall
Nauticam ships housing for Sony RX100 Mark VI
Nauticam are shipping their NA-RX100VI housing for the Sony RX100 VI compact camera. In a departure from their previous RX100 housings, it features Nauticam’s N50 interchangeable port system. Other key details include a fiber optic flash bulkhead and compatibility with SMC macro conversion lenses. With the SMC-2 and the the cameras lens racked out to 200mm, the image area is 7mm, with a working distance of 35mm
Surf photographer Ben Thouard releases new book Surface
Surf photographer Ben Thouard has released a book title Surface. The book is a collection of underwater images he has shot just below the surface of waves in Tahiti where he has spent the last 10 years. ROAM has profiled Thouard in an interview and stunning promotional video for just in time for the release of the book.
Backscatter ships TG5 wide angle conversion lens
Late Availability: Photo opportunity with whale sharks in Mexico
We have two slots available to visit the amazing whale shark (Rhincodon typus) aggregation at Isla Mujeres. Report from Isla Mujeres are all saying that it is an exceptional year. Our trip runs from 10-16 August and is specifically designed to be photographically productive (unlike many of the “whale shark tours” that are offered by other providers on the island).
Paper explains location of whale shark aggregations
A new paper attempts to explain why whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) gather in large number at specific sites around the world. Published in the PeerJ journal, it investigates whether the bathymetry characteristics of the aggregating sites are similar. Nearly all of them are shallow areas, close of deep water with steep slopes. The paper suggests that these conditions will produce upwellings events and an abundance of food.
Nikon formally announces full frame mirrorless camera
Mike Bartick: Effective Snooting
It wasn’t too long ago when Keri Wilk swept the competitions with his stunning macro images created with a snoot. At a time when only a handful of people even knew what a snoot was, he produced some show stopping images that were as ahead of the curve then, as they are today. Very few tools can actually add a new layer to your portfolio as effectively as a snoot can, they are relatively inexpensive, hard to break, and travel quite easily. In fact, buying a snoot should be thought of along the lines as a lens buy as they will add that much of a new dimension to your portfolio and skills.