Issue 31 of Anima Mundi available
Issue 31 of online magazine Anima Mundi - Adventures in Wildlife Photography is now online It features the bird-eating jackals of the Kalahari desert, a Chobe National Park trip report Costa Rica-based Greg Basco’s portfolio, a photographic tribute to Assam’s remote and exotic waterbirds of Maguri Bheel and Silvano Paiola’s ‘s report from Slovenia about Kocevje’s primeval forest and its endangered European bears.
Image Makers: Help the Oceans on 9 June
On 9 June, Motion for the Ocean will send one global simple, clear message to policy makers: Oceans are Important. Wetpixel has partnered with the Sea Save Foundation to allow the global underwater image making community the opportunity to raise its collective voice in support of this. Please post one of your images or videos onto the social media outlet of your choice on 9 June with the following hashtags:#M4O #MotionFortheOcean #SeaSaveTweet #PlasticPollutionCoalition. These will allow the imagery to be aggregated and presented to those in power.
Tips for shooting models underwater on Stoppers
FStoppers has published an article by photographer Jennifer Tallerico with tips on shooting models underwater in the springs of Florida. Tallerico is a Florida based photographer that runs underwater photography workshops. The article focuses on the challenges of shooting outside of a controlled pool environment and the challenges faced such as restrictions of free diving of any kind in the springs as well as light. Tallerico supplemented the ambient light by using a Light & Motion Stella Pro Light out of the water.
Episode 7 of the Diving and Adventure Podcast available
Wetpixel Moderator, Mike Veitch has released episode 7 of the Underwater Tribe Diving and Adventure Podcast. It features conservation film makers, “The Jetlagged”. Previous podcasts have featured Gray Bevan, Serge Abourjeily, Graham Abbott, Christian Loader, Oli Christen, and Rich Horner.
Backscatter compares the Nikon D850 and Sony a7RIII
Bid now: Sea Save Summer Auction
The Sea Save Foundation’s Mini Summer Auction is now entering its final day. The lots available include dive travel to Palau, Fiji and Mexico. They are all currently at low bids, so if you are after a bargain and want to support the marine environment, please head on over to the auction’s page and bid soon.
Japan slaughters 122 pregnant minke whales
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that International Whaling Commission has reported (pdf) that the Japanese whaling fleet killed 333 Antarctic minke whales (Balaenoptera bonaerensis) during last summer’s hunt. 122 of the whales killed were pregnant and 114 were immature. Japan justified the killings by claiming that they needed lethal sampling methods in order to sample age, size and stomach contents. (Image credit: Australian Customs and Border Protection Service)
Sony announces high resolution EVF
Sony has announced a new OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 1.6 times the resolution of existing versions. The ECX339A OLED Microdisplay is a 0.5in. display with 1600 × 1200 resolution with a refresh rate of 240fps. Sony has managed to create a pixel pitch of 6.3µm in the EVF and to maintain the same level of power use as the previous model.
- Panasonic updates firmware for GH4 to version 2.7 (via )
- Sony updates a9 firmware to version 1.10 (via )
- Panasonic updates GH5 firmware to version 2.0 (via )
- A medieval burial of a porpoise baffles scientists (via )
- Learn more about Corals (via )
- We’re killing the oldest fish in the sea (via )
- The last surviving sea silk seamstress (via )
- Saving endangered fish during a raging wildfire (via )
- Illegal fishermen caught red handed in East Timor by Sea Shepherd (via )
- First Global Ocean Refuge Systems awards announced (via )