Video: Scottish grey seal freed from fishing line
After divers off the north coast of Scotland tried unsuccessfully to free a Scottish grey seal from tangled fishing line, rescuers from the Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary arrived on the scene, caught the seal, and cut it free. Although the seal appears to dangle by its neck in the video, the rescuers saw the seal surface several feet away from the boat and swim away unharmed. Image from Shutterstock.
Update: Electronics travel guide for underwater image makers
The rules regarding the carrying of electronic goods in the cabins of aircraft for some flights into the US or UK have been relaxed today. Flights with Etihad Airways, Emirates Airline and Turkish Airlines no longer have restrictions on them (this is currently pending with the latter into the UK). The ban still affects image makers visiting Egypt’s Red Sea and frequent travelers Saeed Rashid and Terry Steeley have kindly shared their thoughts and strategies for coping with the additional security measures in Egyptian airports for the Wetpixel community.
Review: SEACAM Silver housing for D500
Loupedeck Lightroom control system launches in US
A new photo editing console specially designed to work with Adobe Lightroom has been announced by Loupedeck. It features scrolling wheels, dials and buttons that replace keyboard and mouse for editing. It is supplied with custom software and will work with both Windows and Mac systems.
Video: Blue whale lunge feeding in Monterey Bay
Earth Touch News has published a video of a blue whale lunge feeding in Monterey Bay. Blue whales, the largest animals on earth, are some of the rarest to encounter in the wild. Even more so to get a perfect view of a blue whale feeding on krill, their main food source. But, wildlife photographer Slater Moore did just that while on a whale watching boat off Monterey last month.
Issue 97 of UwP Magazine is available
Underwater Photography (UwP) Magazine issue 97 is now available to download. It features reviews of the Olympus TG-5, Cinebags CB27, Olympus 8mm and Nauticam 140mm dome and the Videux video management app. Phil Rudin celebrates his fiftieth article in UwP and Chris Knight talks about the Cay of Pigs in the Bahamas. As always, UwP is also full of information about new products, books and imagery.
Fantasea ships FML system ports
Fantasea has announced their FML range of ports, extension rings and zoom gears compatible with their FA6500 housing for the Sony a6500 and a6300 mirrorless cameras. The ports give support for the following Sony lenses: E 10–18mm f/4, E PZ 16–50mm f/3.5–5.6, E 30mm f/3.5 Macro, FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro and the E 16mm f/2.8 with or without Sony’s Fisheye Lens or Ultra-Wide Lens Converters
Canon announces 6D Mark II and Rebel SL2 cameras
Canon has announced two new SLR cameras. The EOS 6D Mark II has a full frame 29.2 MP sensor, a native ISO range of 100-40000 and a 45 points all cross type autofocus (AF) system. The EOS Rebel SL2 9EOS (200D in Europe) has an APS-C 24.2 MP sensor, an ISO range of 100-25600 and Dual Pixel CMOS AF.
- Sony updates firmware for a7R II, a7R, a7S, a7 II, a7, a6000 and… (via )
- Adobe Camera RAW 9.5 is available now (via )
- Lightroom 2015.5/6.5 available now (via )
- Always watch your back in photo shoots next to the ocean (via )
- The sea nomad children who see like dolphins (via )
- Last of six toothfish poachers arrested in Indonesia (via )
- Adobe releases Lightroom Mobile for iOS v. 2.2 (via )
- E.O. Wilson’s case for setting aside half the planet (via )
- Adobe issues fix for Creative Cloud update issue (via )
- Two ‘extinct’ sea snakes off the coast of Australia (via )