Video: Cave Diving El Toh by Jonas Pedersen
Jonas Pedersen has shot this surreal and beautiful video of diving the cave system at El Toh in Mexico’s Yucatan. The video was shot on a Sony a7s in S Log 2 and set at between ISO3,200 to ISO50,000. The image is stunningly clean, showing just how amazing the low-light performance of this camera really is.
Michael Muller photographs great white sharks
Phase One has released a video featuring celebrity and advertising photographer Michael Muller as he tries to capture great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) breaching off South Africa. His goal was to use studio lighting and medium format cameras to capture the sharks in mid air in a way never attempted before. (All images © Michael Muller.)
Aquatica announces Close-Up System
Aquatica has announced the release of their Aquatica Close-Up (ACU) system. It consists of +5 and +10 close up lenses, a flip holder, step down ring, lens caddy, manual focus gears and the macro mini port. The components have been redesigned to ensure that they are all compatible.
Video: 18 foot Great White Shark
Earth Touch’s Wild Oceans page has posted a video featuring an 18-foot great white shark swimming in Guadalupe, Mexico. The shark is named Mystery and is a well known visitor to the island. The video was filmed by Jimi Partington.
Scientists capture video of a deep sea fish with “feet”
During NOAA’s Okeanos exploration of the Mona Canyon off the coast of Puerto Rico during the Oceano Profundo a deep sea fish was filmed walking along the bottom. The Pink Frogmouth, Chaunax pictus, is a type of anglerfish that uses modified fins to “walk” across the seafloor.
Nikon replaces older batteries for D500 owners
Nikon are offering a free battery exchange for D500 owners that are have EN-EL15 batteries that were made prior to summer 2013. The camera dose not provide an accurate battery life indicator with the older batteries. The older versions are marked as “Li-ion01” whilst the newer are “Li-ion20”.
BBC offers wildlife camera operator bursary
The BBC is offering a bursary to “develop an emerging camera operator”. The successful applicant will work alongside wildlife camera operators and program makers during the filming of the next big BBC Natural History Unit production; Seven Worlds.
Inon announces X-2 Lanyard Kit
Inon has announced details of their lanyard plates for the X-2 housing. The set consists of two plates, mounting bolts and rubber grommets. The holes in the plates allow the attachment of commercially available lanyards. The grommets prevent any metal to metal contact and its associated noise.
- Seabirds Rescued from Dumped Oil Additive (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Lost Antarctic penguin found in NZ (via BBC)
- Protection of the wreck of the SAS Pietermaritzburg (via African Diver)
- The failing South African Fisheries Department (via African Diver)
- Canal fish removed for lock repairs (via BBC)
- Video: Ikelite Spring Product Preview (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Photographer Stephen Frink Named “Diver of the Year” (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Rumored Specifications for Upcoming Canon 7D Mk II (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Penis size matters to female moles (via BBC)
- Dolphins ‘mimic call of companions’ (via BBC)