Chinchorro Crocodile Encounters by Don Silcock
Don Silcock presents a photographic essay and review of diving with American crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus) at Mexico’s Chinchorro Banks. He describes in some depth how the crocodiles are often static until a photographer approaches too close when they can explode into dynamic action. The wranglers keep a close eye on the animals and use large wooden sticks to act as physical barriers if required.
UW Technics releases TTL firmware for Subtronic strobes
UW Technics has announced new firmware that offers support for TTL profiles with Subtronic strobes. The TTL converters equipped with this firmware are available for many housings and is compatible with both current and legacy Subtronic strobes, along with other strobe brands. The TTL circuits offer flash exposure compensation via the cameras’ controls as well as rear curtain sync with Canon cameras.
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Conversations with Underwater Photographers: Christian Vizl by Henley Spiers
Underwater photographer Henley Spiers has shared the first of a series of interviews entitled “Conversations with Underwater Photographers.” He describes it as being born out of sheer curiosity and he is fascinated to better understand the life story, process, and experiences of his favorite underwater photographers. Hence he resolved to conduct in-person interviews wherein he moves away from formulaic questions and an instant-gratification style of content towards a deeper understanding of their creative processes.
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Paper documents manta mating behavior
A paper has been published in the journal Fish Biology detailing a 14-year study into the mating and courtship behavior of oceanic (Manta birostris) and reef (Mobula alfredi) manta rays. The study used behavioral observations, video and photographic records to catalog 229 courtship events in the Maldives.
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Underwater Tribe Podcast number 11: Dr Mark Erdmann
Wetpixel Moderator, Mike Veitch has released episode 11 of the Underwater Tribe Diving and Adventure Podcast. It features a conservation icon, Mark Erdman, talking about his history, the creation and challenges of marine parks in Indonesia and why he has a positive outlook on the future of our oceans.
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