Manta ray images required for science
The Marine Megafauna Foundation is asking citizen scientists and photographers to submit their images of reef manta rays (Manta alfredi) to its Manta Matcher database. This is in an effort to support additional protection for the species by getting them included onto the Conservation for Migratory Species listing.
Report: El Hierro Fotosub
The El Hierro Fotosub contest was held from 11 to 19 October on the island of El Hierro, Spain. Photosub contests are “splash in” style contests that concentrate on the images that are produced in camera. Carlos Villoch writes that “the winning team was led by last year’s CMAS Spain Champion Marc Gimenez with the second placed team led by CMAS World Champion David Barrio.”
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Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II
Canon has announced the second generation of its EOS C100 digital video camera. It features AVCHD and MP4 1920x1080/60p recording, uncompressed YCbCr output from HDMI, a 3.5-inch 1.23 megapixel OLED display panel, Dual Pixel CMOS AF and the new DIGIC DV4 image processor.
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Results: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014
The results of the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest were announced last night at a gala occasion at the Natural History Museum in London, England. The winner of the Underwater Species category was Indra Swart Wonowidjojo of Indonesia with an image of two whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) taken at Cenderawasih Bay. Heartfelt congratulations to all those placed in the contest.
DEMA 2014: Image Resource Center Schedule
The schedule for the 2014 Image Resource Center at the DEMA Show has been posted onto the DEMA website. The IRC serves as a centerpiece to the imaging section of the show. Speakers include Cristian Dimitrius, Erin Quigley, John Ellerbrock, Berkley White, Stephen Frink and Chris Parsons. As always Wetpixel will be reporting from the show for those that can’t make it!
Jason deCaires Taylor unveils new underwater sculpture in Bahamas
Jason deCaires Taylor, well known for his underwater sculptures, has unveiled a new sculpture titled Atlas off New Providence in Nassau, Bahamas. The 18 foot tall and 60 ton sculpture is the larges underwater sculpture ever to be deployed underwater. The sculpture was commissioned by the Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation and the hope is that it will eventually be colonized as an artificial reef.
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