Call for Images: Historic Manta ID shots Photo

Call for Images: Historic Manta ID shots

Wetpixel member and contributor Burt Jones is appealing for “historical” image contributions to the Bird’s Head Seascape Manta ID database. Specifically, they are seeking images of mantas taken in Raja Ampat in 2009 or earlier. The database already has over 1400 identified individuals. While mantas are protected within Raja, they are not in the rest of Indonesia. By showing that they have large migratory patterns, this can be used to motivate the government to institute protections nationally.

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Wetpixel Live: Guide to Fotosub Competitions Photo

Wetpixel Live: Guide to Fotosub Competitions

On Wetpixel Live, Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon and regular contributor Alex Mustard discuss the unique characteristics of Fotosub underwater photography contests. Sometimes known as Splash-Ins or Shootouts, these contests are a big feature of underwater imaging in some parts of the world, yet are often poorly understood and followed in English speaking countries.

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WDHOF Announces Class of 2021 Photo

WDHOF Announces Class of 2021

The Women Divers Hall of Fame will add 6 new members in 2021. Huge congratulations to Patricia Beddows, Denise Herzing, Christy Pattengill-Semmens, Dení Ramírez Macías and Allison Vitsky Sallmon. The Wetpixel community will likely recognize Allison’s name. She is an accomplished photographer, author, long-time Wetpixel member and founder of Dive into the Pink, which, among other activities, hosts the annual Into the Pink contest.

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