Call for entries: UPY 2019
Underwater Photographer of the Year (UPY) 2019 is calling for entries. It offers 12 standard imaging categories, (of which 4 are dedicated to images taken in the UK) as well as new category for “Marine Conservation Photographer of the Year.” The latter accepts both above and below water images and is free to enter up to 5 images. Entries are open now and the deadline is 4 January 2019.
Indo-Pacific Nudibranch guide updated
New World Publications has published the second edition of their definitive Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification – Indo-Pacific guide. It illustrates 2,138 Indo-Pacific nudibranch and sea slug species, including many currently undescribed. The guide is available now in both print and DRM protected PDF version, priced at $65.
Heinz 11 is available to download
Issue 11 of Heinz online magazine is now available to download and view. It features imagery from Cai Songda and Kristin Kauge. Articles include alligators in Florida by Hannes Klostermann, Giglio Island by Filippo Borghi, Malin Head by Steve Jones and Sri Lanka and blue whales by Franco Banfi.
Nauticam ships MWL-1 ultra wide conversion lens
Nauticam is shipping their MWL-1 conversion lens. This water contact lens is designed to offer a 150° field of view when used with a 60mm macro lens on a full frame camera. It can focus from the lens’ front element to infinity and can be attached via either an M67 flip mount or a bayonet fitting to a flat macro port.
IWC and CMS Launch Online Whale Watching Handbook
The International Whaling Commission and the Convention for Migratory Species have created an online handbook that aims to equip anyone who wants to go whale watching with guidance about places to go and questions to ask [potential operators. It currently has over 100 pages of searchable, cross-indexed online content.
Final Call for Entries: World Shootout 2018
WPOTY 2019 is open for entries
The 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest is now open for entries. Adult categories are Animals in their Environment, Animal Portraits, Plants and Fungi, Under Water, Urban Wildlife, Earth’s Environments, Black and White, Creative Visions, Wildlife Photojournalism, and Wildlife Photojournalist Photo Story Award. There are also 4 behavior categories: Amphibians and Reptiles, Birds, Invertebrates and Mammals.
Ikelite announces housing for the Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera
Ikelite has announced their 200DL housing for the Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera. Constructed of ABS-PC, the housing has Ikelite’s DL port system and is shipped with a vacuum valve and an M16 accessory port. Lens port compatibility is to be announced, although it is anticipated that it will allow for both Z mount and F mount lenses (with the FTZ Adapter.)
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