Issue 96 of UwP Magazine is available
Issue 96 of Underwater Photography (UwP) magazine is now available to download. Featured in the May/June edition are reviews of the WeeFine Ring Flash, the results of Our World Underwater 2017 and an article about coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. Locations covered include Papua New Guinea, Dumaguete, Mexico, Canada and the Farne Islands, UK. As always, there is lots of additional information about products, images and ideas.
Scientists discover what gives Antarctica’s Blood Falls their signature color
A team of scientists have uncovered the mysterious reason why Antarctica’s Blood Falls gets its signature color. A new paper published in the Journal of Glaciology shows that signature color is due to high levels of iron and a salty source lake underneath the glacier. Original theories pointed to red algae, but that was debunked by these recent findings.
Video: Atlantis by Howard Hall Productions
Filmmakers Howard and Michelle Hall of Howard Hall Productions have posted a short film shot during their recent trip to the Atlantas Resorts in Puerto Galera and Dumaguete, Philippines. The duo’s normal subjects tend to be larger creatures, so it is fascinating to see them apply their skills to macro. Music is by Shie Rozow.
Tutorial: Sharpening in Photoshop by The Photoshop Training Channel
Video: A humpback whale’s POV under Antarctica
Temporary suction-cupped cameras are giving National Geographic researchers a “whale’s eye view” into exactly what humpback whales are doing under Antarctica, and some of it is brand new information. The cameras automatically release after 24 to 48 hours, so the filming is limited, but already there are a few surprises. The whales are feeding much deeper than expected as well as using their blow-holes to break up sea ice to breathe.
Video: Paul Nicklen by the RED Collective
Avid announces free Media Composer | First video editing solution
Avid has announced that they plan to release a free new fully featured video editing tool called Media Composer | First. It will allow for up to four video and eight audio tracks, will output full HD video and apply effects to clips. In addition, it integrates directly into Avid’s MediaCentral® Platform and allows content to be shared via popular video sharing sites.
Video: Watch as orcas feed on gray whale carcass in Monterey
Earth Touch news has featured video from the Monterey Bay Whale Watch that features what is thought to be the first footage of its kind of transient orcas feeding on the carcass of a gray whale. The whale watching boat first spotted the orcas on April 20th and then sent the drone up to get a better perspective of the rare feeding behavior. “Over 35 hours and [they were] still feeding as we left!” the team stated.
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