Video: Shark Dancer
Renowned shark handler Cristina Zenato is featured in a new video by Juriaan Booij and Eddy Raphael for Huawei Mate S. The video focuses on her life passion of sharks and communicating with them through the power of touch.
Call for Entries: 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest
The 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest is calling for entries. Categories include People, Places, and Nature. The grand-prize winner will receive $10,000 and a three-day trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2016. The deadline for submissions is 16 November 2016.
Introducing Shark Bytes by John Bantin
Wetpixel member John Bantin has published his third book. Entitled “Shark Bytes: Tales of Diving with the Bizarre and the Beautiful”, John tells tales about diving with the apex predators and the individuals that he has bumped into along the way during his 20 year career. Illustrated with his imagery, John hopes that “this book will do something for the future well-being of sharks”.
Interview with freediver in Beyonce’s new underwater video
The music video for Beyonce’s latest song with Naughty Boy, Runnin’ (Lose it All), was shot entirely underwater. The video features champion freedivers Alice Modolo and Guillaume Néry as they “run” across the seafloor and under the surface. Here is an interview with Mondolo on how the video was shot.
DEMA announces IRC schedule
The 2015 DEMA show is fast approaching, and the show organizers have just posted the line-up of speakers that will be presenting at the Image Resource Center. The show is being held from 4 to 7 November at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida and the Image Resource Center is at Booth #357. Wetpixel will be reporting “live” from the show throughout.
The Bahamas expands marine protected areas
Registration open: Underwater Photography Global Championship 2015
The World Shootout is calling for national team entries to the Underwater Photography Global Championship 2015. Each team consists of 3 photographers from the same country that submit a combined portfolio of 6 images. These can be taken anywhere is the world, but must have been shot between 1 January and 1 November 2015. Judging will take place live at the BOOT show, Dusseldorf on 30 January 2016.
BIUPC results announced
The 2015 British and Irish Underwater Photography Championship (BIUPC) drew 55 contestants from throughout the UK and Ireland to shoot images underwater for 24 hours on 5September. The resulting entries were judged by Peter Rowlands, Martin Edge and Steve Jones. Congratulations to all the winners and especially to Charles Erb whose lovely double exposed image of a sea-loch anemone and the surface in Loch Long, Scotland was placed first.
- Great White Shark Finned in Mozambique (via African Diver)
- In Pictures: Tracking hammerheads (via BBC)
- A New Video from the Herparazzi! (via )
- In Pictures: Monitoring manta rays (via BBC)
- Durban Protest Against Marine Mammal Captivity (via African Diver)
- Bioluminescence: nature lights up (via BBC)
- Chernobyl mammals tracked in snow (via BBC)
- Audio slideshow: Exploring Africa (via BBC)
- The amazing wildlife of Africa (via BBC)
- The secret lives of giants (via BBC)