Articles & News Tagged “Octopus Manipulation”


The Ethics of Octopus imagery: Part 2 Photo

The Ethics of Octopus imagery: Part 2

In the second part of our editorial series “The Ethics of Octopus Imagery,” Lauren Siba, the dive center manager at Critters@Lembeh Resort, relates her frustration with the methods used by National Geographic in obtaining a series of images for an article about octopus, and the magazine’s subsequent refusal to enter into a debate about this. During the shoot, wild octopus were removed from their habitat and photographed in tanks on land in order to obtain a white background.

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The Ethics of Octopus imagery: Part 1 Photo

The Ethics of Octopus imagery: Part 1

In an editorial based on the Smithsonian Magazine’s response to the fact that that one of the finalists of their “Natural World” contest was displaying anything but natural behavior, Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon points out some of the issues around the ethics of major wildlife photography contests. At the time of the contest and in their subsequent email statements, the Smithsonian specifically excluded images that had been “manipulated” in post production, but allowed images that featured wildlife subjects that had been deliberately manipulated at the point of capture.

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