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Underwater photos snag top places in NG Nature Photographer of the Year contest Photo

Underwater photos snag top places in NG Nature Photographer of the Year contest

Winners of the National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2016 contest have been announced. The grand prize this year has gone to an underwater photograph by Greg Lecoeur. The winners this year include include incredible images from above and below the water. Grand prize is a 10-day trip for two to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions.

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Results: DEEP Indonesia 2017 Photo

Results: DEEP Indonesia 2017

Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide are proud to announce the winners of the 2017 DEEP Indonesia International Underwater Photo Competition. Special congratulations to Ralph Pace, who earned the “Best of Show” award with a fantastic image of a pelagic feeding frenzy in the waters of Mexico’s Revillagigedo Islands.

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Subal announces Navy housing line Photo

Subal announces Navy housing line

Subal has announced their Navy line of housings. Designed for military use, they have an anti reflective matt finish and have a subdued handle strap. They are compatible with all Subal ports and accessories and can also be used with specialized options for housing telephoto lenses. The Navy line is available for cameras from Nikon, Canon, Leica, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Fuji and GoPro.

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Atomos announces Ninja Inferno Monitor/Recorder Photo

Atomos announces Ninja Inferno Monitor/Recorder

Atomos has announced the release of the Ninja Inferno HDR 4K60p 10-bit 4:2:2 monitor recorder. Designed to allow the recording of 4K60p ProRes output over HDMI 2 from the recently shipped Panasonic GH5, it also offers HDR monitoring. Other compatible cameras include the Panasonic GH4, DVX200, HCX1000, UX180, HCX1, Sony FS7, Z100 and the JVC LS300.

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PADI sells for $700 million Photo

PADI sells for $700 million

PADI has been purchased by an entity known as Mandarinfish Holding for $700 million US. PADI is the largest scuba diving training and certification organization in the world. To date PADI has issued more than 25 million certifications. Mandarinfish Holding is comprised of a group of wealthy families and endowments.

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New waterproof drone with DJI camera is released Photo

New waterproof drone with DJI camera is released

A new drone that is waterproof and uses DJI’s 4k camera, gimbal, and app, has been released. The HexH20 Pro V2 is the latest waterproof drone from Quadh20. The drone can fly in wet weather, has buoyancy devices, and can film below the waterline. The ability of the drone to make water landings makes it an appealing choice for underwater photographers looking to add a drone to their camera arsenal. The drone will be available March 31st with an MSRP of $6449.

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Humpback whales are gathering in unusually large numbers Photo

Humpback whales are gathering in unusually large numbers

Scientists have been observing large gatherings of humpback whales feeding together off the coast of South Africa in recent years. The size of these gatherings numbers from 20 to 200 individuals, behavior that was only known to occur recently. A recently published study in the journal PlosOne examines the hypotheses of these “super-groups”.

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Behind the scenes of Cirque du Soleil’s “O” Photo

Behind the scenes of Cirque du Soleil’s “O”

CNET has just published an article that goes behind the scenes of the famed Cirque du Soleil show “O”. Cirque du Soleil’s underwater show has been running for 18-years now, where it has been home at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The crew is comprised of 75 performers, and another 122 technicians who work behind the scenes, all of them scuba certified (with the exception of the wardrobe team). There are 14 safety divers who remain underwater for the entirety of the show.

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Issue 78 of X-Ray Magazine is available Photo

Issue 78 of X-Ray Magazine is available

Issue 78 of X-Ray Magazine is now available to download. It contains articles about the Maldives, Tasmania, Austrian lakes, and wreck diving in Spain. The marine iguanas of the Galapagos are featured and Mike Bartick offers advice about capturing creative images of nudibranchs.

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