Smugmug acquires Flickr
Sea&Sea announces port for Canon 35mm Macro lens
Sea&Sea has announced a new DX port specifically designed for the Canon EF-S 35mm Macro IS lens. It has a distance of 14.5mm between the end of the lens and the inner port glass. Although it has M67 external threads, external diopters cannot be used due to the ability of the lens to focus very close.
Wildscreen adds Photo Story category to Panda Awards
Wildscreen has announced that the 2018 Panda Awards will feature a category for “Photo Stories.” This is defined as a: Photo story of between six to ten images that have an aspect of the natural world as a central focus, with a narrative weaved between the images. The deadline for entries is 8 June 2018.
Hawaiian Airlines educates visitors about adverse affects of sunscreen on corals
In a new in-flight campaign, Hawaiian Airlines is showing an 11-minute documentary about the adverse affects certain sunscreens have on coral reef health and well as distributing “reef safe” sunscreens to passengers of all North American Hawaii bound flights. Many sunscreens contain oxybenzone, or BP-3, a chemical known to harm juvenile corals in one drop to six and a half olympic sized swimming pools. The airline will also be selling full sized bottles of Raw Elements sunscreen at a discounted price through June.
Ikelite announces housing for Panasonic G9
Ikelite has announced their housing for the Panasonic G9 micro four-thirds mirrorless digital camera. Featuring the company’s new Dry Lock port system, the housing also has curved levers for shutter and AF/AE Lock. It will ship with a vacuum port and the options of both manual and TTL flash control. The flash bulkhead has been moved to the top of the housing to ease cable routing.
Show Report: ADEX 2018 by Drew Wong
Wetpixel’s Drew Wong reports from the 2018 ADEX show, which was held at the Suntec Convention Center, Singapore from 6 to 8 April. The show attracted over 62,000 visitors and had a lively schedule of events and lectures. The 2018 Voice of the Oceans contest live judging was held, with a jury panel from the USA, Australia, France, the UK, Germany and the Philippines. Wetpixel and Sam’s Tours hosted their annual imaging party during the show too, please check out the images here
Skylum Software releases significant update to Luminar
Anemone fish use more energy when host anemone bleaches
In a study published today, scientists have shown that when anemones bleach, or expel their photosynthesizing algae, resident anemone fish suffer as well. The scientists were looking to prove if the fish suffer during times of stress for the host anemone, like when water temperature increases. Although anemones seem to rebound after bleaching events, the scientists proved the fish expend much more energy during bleaching events and produce significantly less offspring, although they could not prove why.
- Olympus global open photo contest (via )
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- Best underwater swimming photos of 2017 (via )