Bureo makes Jenga, skateboards, and more from 100% recycled fishing nets
Bureo is a company based in Chile that makes products from 100% recycled fishing nets. Products include Ocean Jenga, a frisbee (a collaboration with Jack Johnson), and a skateboard. Bureo also sells a surfboard fin that brings awareness to the plight of sharks and donates a percentage of proceeds towards anti shark finning activism. The recycled material is known as Netplus and the fishing net recycling program in Chile is called Net Positiva.
Happy Holidays 2017
Wishing the Wetpixel community the very best and happiest of holidays for 2017. For those that exchange gifts, we hope that you get the imaging tools that your hearts desire, for those that celebrate with family and friends, may they be merry and for those that will be underwater over the holidays, we hope that your dives will be enjoyable and productive!
Sylvia Earle announces the HATCH Ocean Film Challenge
Dr. Sylvia Earle has launched the HATCH Ocean Film Challenge. Hosted by Audience Awards, it is seeking entries from filmmakers showcasing “the impact humans have on the Ocean and the actions individuals can take to save the human race from extinction.” The top ranked films will premiere as a headline event at the DC Environmental Film Festival in March 2018, and then at the International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, April 2018 and AudFest in Los Angeles on June 8, 2018.
Winners of National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest announced
National Geographic has announced the winners of their Nature Photographer of the Year 2017 photo contest. Selected from more than 11,000 entries, the grand prize winner is Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan with his image of an orangutan submerged in water while crossing a river in Borneo. Began won $7,500 US and will have his image published in a future issue of National Geographic magazine. First place in the underwater category went to Jim Obester for his image of a tube dwelling anemone.
Apple updates Final Cut Pro
In conjunction with the release of the new iMac Pro, Apple has released a major update to Final Cut Pro. Version 10.4 adds 360° VR video editing, advanced color grading tools (including curves and LUT support), HDR support and a faster “optical flow” based on Metal graphics technology.
Three men charged over shark abuse
Nauticam announces housing for Sony A7RIII
Nauticam has announced their housing for the Sony A7RIII mirrorless camera. It is compatible with the company’s N100 port and accessory lenses and offers strobe triggering via fiber optic (with optional flash trigger). Levers allow for access to “essential camera parameter changes” from the handles.
Final call for entries: WPOTY 2018
The 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPOTY) contest will close for entries at 1130 GMT on Thursday 14 December. As always, there is a specific category entitled “Under Water” along with Portrait and Behaviour classes. First prize includes a £10,000 (US$13,000) cash award.
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