Critter Shootout 2016 winners Photo

Critter Shootout 2016 winners

Congratulations to team Lembeh for taking gold in the 2016 Lembeh Gulen Critter Shootout. Competitors from Lembeh, Indonesia and Gulen, Norway competed over three separate competition days in three separate underwater photography competition categories: nudibranchs, invertebrates and fish. After the first two competition days the teams were almost tied with Gulen’s lead. The Lembeh team pulled ahead after the public vote put them ahead overall after the fish competition round. Congratulations to all competitors, the image quality was outstanding overall!

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Cornell offers free shark biology course Photo

Cornell offers free shark biology course

Cornell University, in collaboration with the University of Queensland, are offering a free four week course on shark biology during Discovery’s Shark Week. Subjects covered include: Habitats and distributions of sharks from around the world, evolutionary history and relationships of sharks and allies, functional anatomy of swimming, breathing, and eating, aspects of sensory biology, reproduction, and behavior, and the ecological roles of sharks.

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First Lembeh vs Gulen Critter Shootout is underway Photo

First Lembeh vs Gulen Critter Shootout is underway

The first Lembeh vs Gulen Shootout is now underway. Two teams are going to go head-to-head to produce stunning imagery from the two dive centers, with the public voting for their favorites. Wetpixel’s Abi Mullens is in Lembeh and is posting here live from the event while Adam Hanlon is making his way to Norway and will also be posting updates from the field shortly! Please follow the Wetpixel Instagram and Twitter and the hashtag #crittershootout feeds for breaking news too…There is more Wetpixel coverage here.

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Nauticam ships housing for D500 Photo

Nauticam ships housing for D500

Nauticam has announced that their housing for the Nikon D500 is now shipping. It features a bespoke Nauticam electro-optical converter which allows TTL optical flash triggering via hotshoe. The NA-D500 also has access to the camera’s user assignable buttons.

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