UN passes resolution aiming to reduce wildlife crime
The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution urging member states to do more to tackle the illicit trafficking of wildlife, and provides a international legal framework to allow for the “prevention, investigation and prosecution of offences” and for “treating certain wildlife offences as a serious crimes.”
Inon announces X-2 housing for EOS 6D
Inon has announced a new version of their X-2 housing for the Canon EOS 6D. It features an ergonomic design and full compatibility with Inon’s existing lens port system. The X-2 series are made from cast aluminum, rather than machined, which gives weight savings and the ability to mould metal into curved shapes.
Behind the Shot: Sergio Riccardo
Fantasea announces housing for Sony RX100 IV
Fantasea has announced details of their housing for the Sony RX100 IV compact camera. The FRX100 IV features access to all essential controls, a leak detector and can be integrated into Fantasea’s accessory system.
PhotoShelter offers discount to Wetpixel members
PhotoShelter provides a unique service for photography professionals. They provide tools that allow users to showcase their images, to organize and store them, to share them at high resolution with clients and to set up sales directly from the site. They are now also offering an amazing special deal for Wetpixel members and the Wetpixel community. By using the coupon code PSWETPIXEL, you can obtain a 20% discount off a monthly standard or Pro account.
Huge squid filmed off Russian fishing vessel
A very large squid was filmed this past week off a Russian fishing vessel. The squid released the gaffed fish from its grasp, cruised around the surface and then swam back underwater.
This website is phishing for photographers
The website WallPart preys on photographers by pulling images from Google Images when one searches for their name in the database of prints for sale. The one clickable link on most pages is a Violation form that phishes for photographer’s information. The website has been making the rounds on the internet the past several days. Do not visit the website and by all means, do not submit your information to the website.
Call for entries: Tenerife Guimar Open Fotosub
The 2015 Tenerife Guimar Fotosub splash in contest will be held from 23 October to 8 November in the village of Guimar, on the island of Tenerife, Spain. The competition is open for registrations now through to 21 October and has categories for professional and novice entrants, as well as video and actioncam.
- Reward after buzzards shot dead (via BBC)
- Sea Slug’s Disposable Penis Surprises Scientists (via DivePhotoGuide)
- VIDEO: Reviving a Tiger Shark (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Are there Antibiotics at the bottom of the Ocean? (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Sharks & Mantas of Mozambique in Peril (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Our World Underwater 2013 Competition Winners Announced (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Reptiles face risk of extinction (via BBC)
- The bug-hunters finding new species in their spare time (via BBC)
- Seafood Restaurant Fines Customers for Wasted Food (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Drug residues ‘alter fish behaviour’ (via BBC)