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Update on laptop ban for travelers to US Photo

Update on laptop ban for travelers to US

Time Magazine reports that following a meeting between US and EU officials in Brussels, the ban on the carriage of laptops in the cabins of aircraft on flights from Europe to the U.S.A. will not be implemented at this time. Instead, officials have agreed to improve cooperation and communication about possible security threats. It should be noted that the original ban on electrical items is still in effect for travelers from several mainly middle eastern destinations.

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Late Availability: Wetpixel Whale Sharks July/August 2017 Photo

Late Availability: Wetpixel Whale Sharks July/August 2017

We have a few last minute spots available to snorkel and photograph the amazing whale shark aggregation off Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Unlike many other trips to the area, this is not a “tourist” experience, in that we leave early and stay out late in order to maximize the photographic opportunities with these wonderful animals. We also use boats run by professional game fishermen; people who are out at sea looking for fish year round.

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A story of patience and perseverence behind this underwater shot of a beaver Photo

A story of patience and perseverence behind this underwater shot of a beaver

It took photographer Louis-Marie Preau four-years to get this shot of an Eurasian Beaver underwater. This shot represents the dedication of both photographer and conservationists alike. For Preau, his dedication included nightly swims in a river in the Loire region of western France that would last two to three hours. But, he finally got his shot.

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Olympus announces the TG-5 Tough compact camera Photo

Olympus announces the TG-5 Tough compact camera

Olympus has announced the latest version of their Tough series compact camera. The TG-5 is waterproof to 50 feet (15m) and features a new backlit 12MP sensor and TruePic VIII image processor. The TG-4’s amazing microscope macro mode is retained, and there is the addition of manual focus and peaking, along with “Pro” mode that enables pre-capture of images. Video has been enhanced to Ultra HD.

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Planet Earth II wins BAFTA Awards Photo

Planet Earth II wins BAFTA Awards

The wildlife documentary, Planet Earth II won the Best TV Moment of the Year and Best Specialist Factual program at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTA) ceremony yesterday. The scene shot of newly hatched iguanas trying to avoid being predated upon by racing snakes, shot on Isla Fernandina, Galapagos was voted the Best TV Moment of Year. Hearty congratulation to the BBC’s Natural History Unit and to all the contributors to this amazing series.

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