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Results: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 Photo

Results: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016

The results of the 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPOTY) contest have been announced. Tony Wu took first place in the Under Water category and the other finalists in the category include Geo Cloete, Joris van Alphen, Audun Rikardsen, Ralph Pace and Greg Lecoeur. Congratulations to them and all the finalists. Please click through to see all their images and capture notes.

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Inon announces their single light holders for tripods Photo

Inon announces their single light holders for tripods

Inon has announced the release of two new single light holders for tripods, the Single Light Holder LE for Tripod and the Single Light Holder LF for Tripod. Both are for attaching INON LE/LF series LED torches to tripods with 1/4-20 screws. Press release follows.

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Rangers of the Reef: A documentary short on Misool’s no-take zone Photo

Rangers of the Reef: A documentary short on Misool’s no-take zone

The conservation efforts of Misool Eco Resort in Raja Ampat is well known in the underwater photography community. What may not be quite as well known is how they’ve managed to maintain a successful no-take zone for over ten years now. Brady Valashinas has created a documentary short to illustrate the work and coordination it takes to maintain the no-take zone.

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Solmar V releases statement about Great White shark video Photo

Solmar V releases statement about Great White shark video

Several days ago a video showing a great white shark breaching and then falling into a shark cage with a diver in it went viral. The response has sparked a lot of opinions and the conversation is well beyond the diving community as even the New York Times covered the story. The Solmar V, the operation with which the incident occurred, released a statement yesterday.

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Hurricane Matthew Grand Bahama Relief Photo

Hurricane Matthew Grand Bahama Relief

When Hurricane Matthew passed over the Bahamas last week, it hit the West End of Grand Bahama Island particularly hard. The aftermath of the storm revealed complete destruction of the local community that will take months to fully rebuild and recover. Thankfully there have been no deaths reported from the storm. Our friends at Epic Diving have organized a relief effort to directly support rebuilding the local community.

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Hold Your Breath: An underwater portrait series for breast cancer awareness month Photo

Hold Your Breath: An underwater portrait series for breast cancer awareness month

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, a new underwater portrait series is opening at the Delaware Contemporary this month. The series is really a love story and was shot by underwater photographer Joe Hoddinott of his partner Jess McIntern as she was going through her battle with breast cancer. The series is titled Hold Your Breath.

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Color Finale launches Pro version Photo

Color Finale launches Pro version

Color Finale color correction plug in for Final Cut Pro X is now offering an upgraded Pro version. It offers: Better color with Academy color science, more speed with Tangent control surface support, better efficiency with group grading, color grades can be saved as presets and it has an auto white balance color picker.

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Dive into the Pink announces online auction Photo

Dive into the Pink announces online auction

Dive into the Pink has announced an online auction benefiting the Young Survival Coalition and Project Pink Tank, two organizations supporting breast cancer related issues. The auction is currently open for bidding and will remain open through 5pm PDT October 7th. Auction items include everything from underwater photography gear, to international dive trips.

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