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The first underwater photograph of a US president, and the story behind it Photo

The first underwater photograph of a US president, and the story behind it

The February issue of National Geographic magazine will contain an article titled Sea of Hope: America’s Underwater Treasures that features a photograph of president Barack Obama snorkeling underwater on Midway Atoll. The image is the first known photograph of a US president underwater and was shot by National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry. The magazine has published a short article with Skerry about his experience as well as a video.

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Tilikum the Orca, subject of the Blackfish documentary, has died Photo

Tilikum the Orca, subject of the Blackfish documentary, has died

Tilikum, the subject of the infamous Sea World documentary Blackfish, has died. The announcement comes on the heels of the termination of Sea World California killer whale performances less than a week ago. Tilikum made world headlines in 2010 when he killed trainer Dawn Brancheau. He had previously been implicated in two deaths in the nineties as well.

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Sea&Sea announces new housing for EOS 5D Mark IV Photo

Sea&Sea announces new housing for EOS 5D Mark IV

Sea&Sea has announced their housing for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV camera. It is compatible with a YS Optical converter that will be released in February, and features a redesigned AF Lock lever. Also announced is the company’s new V5 vacuum leak detection system.

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Kodak Reintroduces Ektachrome film Photo

Kodak Reintroduces Ektachrome film

Kodak has announced that it will be producing Ektachrome still and motion picture film at its Rochester, New York factory over the next 12 months. Originally discontinued in 2012, it will be available in a Super 8 motion picture format and as a transparency still image film.

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Students find therapy in underwater photography Photo

Students find therapy in underwater photography

In 2010, teacher Ben Thwaits started the In A New Light nature photography program at Northwest Passage. The beauty of this story is that Northwest Passage is no ordinary school, it is a treatment program for young people battling mental illness, and the nature photography he teaches is not your average backyard nature photography, it is underwater photography.

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Canon announces new cameras at CES Photo

Canon announces new cameras at CES

At the CES Show in Las Vegas, Canon has so far announced an updated version of the G9 X compact camera, a “Video Creator” kit of the new camera bundled with an extra battery, a Manfrotto tripod and an SD card and 3 new Personal Camcorders.

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