Wetpixel at BOOT 2016 Photo

Wetpixel at BOOT 2016

BOOT is the world’s largest watersports trade fair. Held in the gigantic halls at Messe Düsseldorf, Germany, Wetpixel will be on hand at this year’s show from Friday 29, through to show’s end on Sunday 31 January to bring the goings on at the show to the Wetpixel community. If you are there, please come and say hello and if not, please keep checking back here for our “live” reports. See you in Düsseldorf!

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Interview: Filmmaker and marine biologist Richard Fitzpatrick Photo

Interview: Filmmaker and marine biologist Richard Fitzpatrick

Cameraman and marine biologist Richard Fitzpatrick has been interviewed by Biopixel. Fitzpatrick was one of the filmmakers involved in the recent BBC documentary about Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and answers question questions about his career, his favorite place and animals and the conservation issues affecting the Barrier Reef and coral reefs in general

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Von Wong: Shark Shepherd Photo

Von Wong: Shark Shepherd

As usual, Ben Von Wong’s latest photo shoot has gone viral, but this time the resulting image was for a good cause, sharks. Together with Shark Stewards, Von Wong is supporting a petition to create a Malaysian shark sanctuary with his image, Shark Shepherd. The fantastic underwater image required many hands and many hours to create what appears to be a woman and two sharks digitally manipulated to be in the same frame.

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Leica announces waterproof camera Photo

Leica announces waterproof camera

Leica has announced the Leica X-U, which is being marketed as the company’s first “underwater” camera. It is actually waterproof to 15 meter (45 feet) without a housing and is equipped with a 16.5 MP APS-C sensor. It has a fixed Summilux 23 mm f/1.7 ASPH lens with a the close focusing distance of 20 centimeters (8 inches).

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