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Breaching great white shark filmed from Alcatraz ferry boat Photo

Breaching great white shark filmed from Alcatraz ferry boat

This past weekend in San Francisco, visitors to Alcatraz island were treated to front row seats of a great white shark breach and seal attack. The shark rocketed out of the water with a seal in its mouth just feet from the Alcatraz ferry dock where visitors were loading up the boat to ride back to San Francisco.

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Turquoise Bay announces film festival Photo

Turquoise Bay announces film festival

Turquoise bay, Roatan is to host an underwater film festival from 9 to 16 April 2016. The event will feature seminars, an on-site contest and a gala evening. It will be hosted by cinematographer Jonathan Bird and during the week, participants will have the opportunity to dive, shoot and compete in video contests. The Best in Show film will receive the Stan Waterman Legacy award.

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Sony reveals the RX1R II Photo

Sony reveals the RX1R II

Sony has announced the RX1R II full frame compact compact camera. It utilizes a back-illuminated 42.4 MP sensor with a variable optical low pass filter. Native ISO range is 100 to 25600 and output is via 14 bit RAW images. AF is using the company’s Fast Hybrid technology, incorporating both phase and contrast detection while the lens is a fixed 35mm Zeiss Sonnar f2.

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Results of WPOTY 2015 announced Photo

Results of WPOTY 2015 announced

The results of the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPOTY) contest were unveiled during a ceremony at London’s Natural History Museum last night. In the Under Water category Michael Aw achieved first place with is image of a Bryde’s whale feeding on sardines during the sardine run.

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Apple adds 4K support to iMovie Photo

Apple adds 4K support to iMovie

Apple has released iMovie version 10.1 which adds support for 4K video to the app. HD output is now available at 1080p at 60 frames per second. Other improvements include a redesigned media browser and Projects view.

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Canon announces two PowerShot compact cameras Photo

Canon announces two PowerShot compact cameras

Canon has announced the G5 X and G9 X compact cameras. Both feature a 1” 20.2 megapixel sensor giving a native ISO range of 125 to 12,800 and can record 1080p video at 24p, 30p and 60p. The G5 X has a 24-100mm (equivalent) zoom lens, while the G9 X has a 28-84mm. Controls on the G5 X include front and rear control dials and a lens mounted control ring, while the G9 X has touch screen control with a lens control dial only.

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Sea World San Diego banned from breeding Orcas Photo

Sea World San Diego banned from breeding Orcas

The California Coastal Commission has approved Sea World San Diego’s plans to double their current killer whale tank from a 5.8 million gallon pool to a 9.6 million gallon pool with a caveat, they may not breed new killer whales and they may not collect killer whales from the wild. The expansion plan will cost $100 million US and will create a larger home for they current 11 captive orcas.

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