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Call for Entries: 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest Photo

Call for Entries: 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest

The 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest is calling for entries. Categories include People, Places, and Nature. The grand-prize winner will receive $10,000 and a three-day trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2016. The deadline for submissions is 16 November 2016.

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National Geographic Magazine bought by 21st Century Fox Photo

National Geographic Magazine bought by 21st Century Fox

In a deal worth over $725 million, the National Geographic Society has sold a majority shareholding to media mogul, Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox. This now means that National Geographic magazine will now combine with the Fox-owned National Geographic TV channels. The rationale for doing so is in order to to increase the amount of money available for investment into its science, research and education programs. The magazine has been a non-profit organization for 127 years.

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National Geographic provide advice about success on Instagram Photo

National Geographic provide advice about success on Instagram

National Geographic has posted part 1 of an article entitled “So You Want to be Successful on Instagram” on its Voices blog. The post asserts that Instagram has “become the social network for visual people” and emphasizes how crucial it is for photographers to get their work on it. Equally, the author Kike Calvo also recognizes the difficulty in getting images seen given the sheer volume of postings.

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Underwater footage on Secret Life of Predators Photo

Underwater footage on Secret Life of Predators

For our U.S.A. based members: On 27 September at 10pm Easter Time, National Geographic channel will air an episode of its Secret Life of Predators series featuring some amazing underwater sequences. Entitled “Wet” it includes footage of hairy frogfish and mantis shrimp predation.

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NG cover shot of James Cameron taken in a tank Photo

NG cover shot of James Cameron taken in a tank

When the June issue of National Geographic hits newsstands in a few days, readers will have a deeper view of James Cameron. At first glance the cover shot appears to be a standard underwater portrait. But the “Behind the Cover” story sheds some light on how it was captured.

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New research supports marine reserves as local economic enhancers Photo

New research supports marine reserves as local economic enhancers

A paper published in the journal PLoS ONE written by scientists from around the world illustrates a General Business Model for Marine Reserves and how marine reserves not only benefit flora and fauna, but become an economic aid to the local community within a short period of time. (Photo by Enric Sala/National Geographic).

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