Maluku Divers closes
Video of epic above water drone save from camera POV
We’ve all heard the stories, or may have even been there ourselves, of drones falling from the sky to meet their demise over a body of water. In this epic video caught by Dave Svorking, the battery in his DJI drone died and auto-landed close enough to the shore of a lake for him to jump in and save it, fully clothed. Not only did Svorking manage to catch the drone just before it touched the water, but the camera caught the whole rescue on video.
Sony announces RX100 VI compact camera
Countdown to The Shootout begins
The Shootout, a live underwater photography contest between Gulen Dive Resort, Norway and Lembeh Resort, Indonesia is going to kick off with the first public vote (for the nudibranch category) going live on 16 June. The voting will be held on the contest’s website along with lots of live reporting throughout the event from both Norway and Indonesia. The coverage will also be featured here on Wetpixel and via many other online sources.
Registrations open: Anilao Shootout 2018
The Philippine Department of Tourism has announced that registrations for the sixth Anilao Shootout are now open. The event will be held from 27 November to 1 December. The first of the international panel of judges has also been announced and is Singapore based photographer, Indra Swari.
500px announces it will now sell user photos through Getty Images and VCG
500px has announced that it will close Marketplace, it’s 4-year program for licensing royalty-free content, and now begin selling user photos through Visual China Group (VCG) and Getty Images. VCG is the parent company of 500px. 500px will also be removing the ability to download or share images through Creative Commons Licenses. 500px users that do not want their images sold through either of these companies are recommended to change their distribution settings on the website by selecting “I opt out of the global distribution network”.
Hugyfot announces new products
Issue 31 of Anima Mundi available
Issue 31 of online magazine Anima Mundi - Adventures in Wildlife Photography is now online It features the bird-eating jackals of the Kalahari desert, a Chobe National Park trip report Costa Rica-based Greg Basco’s portfolio, a photographic tribute to Assam’s remote and exotic waterbirds of Maguri Bheel and Silvano Paiola’s ‘s report from Slovenia about Kocevje’s primeval forest and its endangered European bears.
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