HP Red Sea National Team category at Marseille 2013
Photographers from the same country will be invited to team-up during the 2013 HP Red Sea shoot-out and to put together a portfolio for submission into a National Team category. The judging phase and awards ceremony will take place during the fortieth Festival Mondial de l’image Sous Marine from October 31 to November 3, 2013, in Marseille, France. The category’s judging panel will cast their votes live on stage during the Festival, in a “Eurovision” type event.
Sharkwater filmmaker’s new film released
Rob Stewart, producer and filmmaker of Sharkwater, has released his follow-up film Revolution to Canadian theaters. The film continues Rob’s journey, “one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he’ll discover that it’s not only sharks that are in grave danger – it’s humanity itself.”
Wetpixel’s Steve Williams to speak at LAUPS
The Los Angeles Underwater Photography Society’s 17 April meeting will include a presentation by our own Wetpixel moderator and FinFoundationImages.com curator Steve Williams. Steve will be describing five ways to think differently about improving our imagery based on the model that was developed on one of our threads here titled “Good to Amazing” and illustrated by his photographs and the images of the contributing Fin Foundation photographers.
Call for submissions: SDUFEX
The 2013 San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition is calling for submissions. The event will be held on 11 and 12 October in the Qualcomm Hall, San Diego. Films that have been selected will be projected in a High Definition format in a state of the art venue onto a 30 ft. screen. There are no prizes and an independent panel of distinguished judges will select the approximately 30 films to be shown during the two night event.
Wetpixel @ ADEX 2013
The ADEX show kicks off on 19 April in the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. If you are around for the first day, please join Scubacam and Wetpixel for the Full Frame Drinks and Eats Party at Verve Pizza Bar at 8.30. These parties have a great mingling of both professional camera people to avid amateur enthusiasts and they usually carry on till late. We also plan to run full reports from ADEX throughout the show.
Wetpixel Southern Channel Islands trip
Join Eric Cheng and Jason Bradley for the Wetpixel Southern Channel Islands trip and spend a weekend of superb underwater photography in California’s Southern Channel Islands. The trip will target Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands to dive and photograph sea lions, California’s majestic kelp forests, giant black sea bass, and more. It will depart Santa Barbara on the evening of Friday 1 November and return on 5 November.
Paper investigates white sharks scavenging whale carcasses
A new research paper published in the Public Library of Science (PLoS) ONE journal has studied multiple white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) feeding events on dead baleen whales in False Bay, South Africa, and compared this to feeding events on Cape Fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus) that occurred in the area at the same time.
Guy Harvey tags shortfin mako sharks
Environmental artist Guy Harvey has led an expedition to Isla Mujeres, Mexico with the aim of adding SPOT satellite positioning tags to shortfin mako sharks (Isurus oxyrinchus). The trip, which visited the area in March and was plagued by bad weather, tagged three sharks, which are the first to be tracked in the Atlantic Ocean.
- Are there Antibiotics at the bottom of the Ocean? (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Sharks & Mantas of Mozambique in Peril (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Our World Underwater 2013 Competition Winners Announced (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Reptiles face risk of extinction (via BBC)
- The bug-hunters finding new species in their spare time (via BBC)
- Seafood Restaurant Fines Customers for Wasted Food (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Drug residues ‘alter fish behaviour’ (via BBC)
- Disabled Loggerhead Turtle Gets Prosthetic Fins (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Nauticam Announces NA-G15 Housing (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Australia's Shark Fin Appetite (via DivePhotoGuide)