Updates from the Lembeh Gulen Critter Shootout
Today is the last shooting day for the Critter Shootout in Lembeh, Indonesia and Gulen, Norway. The final of three competitions, today’s subject is fish. Competitors in Lembeh have completed their three 60-minute dives, edited their photos and submitted their selections to the competition. Norway is still diving and will submit their images at 10pm CEST for public voting. Please check back for the link and to vote for your favorite image. Please see Wetpixel’s reports from the previous days too.
Critter Shootout awards ceremonies
Congratulations to team Lembeh for taking gold in the 2016 Lembeh Gulen Critter Shootout. Once voting closed, scores were calculated and the teams from Norway and Indonesia were notified of the results. Each location participated in an award ceremony. Congratulations to everyone! The imagery was stunning.
Critter Shootout 2016 winners
Congratulations to team Lembeh for taking gold in the 2016 Lembeh Gulen Critter Shootout. Competitors from Lembeh, Indonesia and Gulen, Norway competed over three separate competition days in three separate underwater photography competition categories: nudibranchs, invertebrates and fish. After the first two competition days the teams were almost tied with Gulen’s lead. The Lembeh team pulled ahead after the public vote put them ahead overall after the fish competition round. Congratulations to all competitors, the image quality was outstanding overall!
The Lembeh vs Gulen Shootout needs you
Voting is now open in the third and final stage of the Lembeh vs Gulen Shootout. Both resorts are pretty much equal at present, so the final result is by no means certain for either. The final category is fish, and even if you chose not to vote, the gallery of images that has been put forward is simply amazing!
Cornell offers free shark biology course
Cornell University, in collaboration with the University of Queensland, are offering a free four week course on shark biology during Discovery’s Shark Week. Subjects covered include: Habitats and distributions of sharks from around the world, evolutionary history and relationships of sharks and allies, functional anatomy of swimming, breathing, and eating, aspects of sensory biology, reproduction, and behavior, and the ecological roles of sharks.
Sony sells off video editing products
Adobe unveils Content Aware Crop
Adobe has previewed a new feature that will be featured in a forthcoming major release of Photoshop CC. Content-Aware Crop will use the company’s Content-Aware technology to “intelligently” fill in the gaps when you use the Crop tool to rotate an image or expand your canvas beyond the image’s original size.
Olympus announces TG Tracker action cam.
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