Rescuers save two manatees stranded during Hurricane Irma
Rescuers have saved two manatees stranded by Florida bay waters receding in the onslaught of Hurricane Irma. The manatees were spotted and rescued by Steven Reisinger, Michael Sechler, Marcelo Clavijo, and Donavan Norton. The rescuers were able to roll the manatees onto tarps and drag them 100 yards to deeper water where they swam off.
Hurricane Aid: Matched Donations to Direct Relief
We are sure the Wetpixel community are aware of the swathe of destruction that hurricane Irma has carved through the Caribbean and, it seems, will be doing again in Florida shortly. Following on this storm’s heels are two more hurricanes. Whilst there is little many of us can do to directly help those affected by these events, we all have friends and diving operations that are being impacted right now. Wetpixel has set up a direct fundraising campaign via Facebook to raise money for Direct Relief’s efforts to provide medicine and other health-related services in affected areas. We humbly ask the Wetpixel community to join us in trying to help those in need. Wetpixel will match the first $5K in donations.
Dr. Sylvia Earle interviewed by TIME for the new book FIRSTS Women Who are Changing the World
Dr. Sylvia Earle has been interviewed and featured in TIME magazine’s latest book FIRSTS Women Who are Changing the World. Earle is featured as the “Oceanographer” for her first of being the first woman to become chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The book has a chapter dedicated to Sylvia, but you can find a video about her here.
The story behind David Doubilet’s shot on NG Creative Blog
An image shot by underwater photographer David Doubilet is featured on the National Geographic Creative Blog this week. The shot was taken off the coast of Cuba and features Jennifer Hayes and a crocodile coming in for a closer look. The “behind the shot” features perspectives from either side of the lens and is part of a larger series of images taken by the duo in Cuba.
Lightroom Coffee Break: Customize Before/After View
Benjamin Ward in this week’s Lightroom Coffee Break shows how the Before/After view can be customized. By right clicking on the entries within the History menu, there is an option to “Copy History Step settings to Before.” Clicking the backslash key (/) will then cycle between the current view and the history step selected.
Wetpixel sends thoughts and prayers to those in the path of Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma is bearing down remorselessly on the Caribbean and Florida. Forecasters predict that Irma will become a category 5 storm, potentially the most destructive. The Wetpixel community fervently hope that for all of those in the path of the storm, you and your loved ones find a place of safety to ride it out, and that it does not cause significant damage to homes and businesses. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Pixelmator announces Pixelmator Pro
Pixelmator has announced the imminent release of Pixelmator Pro. A dedicated image editing app, it offers non destructive editing and, by utilising machine learning, automates some functions like horizon correction, automatic layer naming, portrait detection, object removal and quick selections. Pixelmator Pro has also been designed to offer fast performance, using Metal 2, Core Image, and OpenGL.
Ikelite ships housing for EOS 200D/Rebel SL2
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