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West Papua wins Global Conservation Hero Award Photo

West Papua wins Global Conservation Hero Award

The Bird’s Head Seascape reports that Indonesia’s West Papua Province (which includes Raja Ampat, Triton Bay and Cenderwasih Bay) was awarded the Global Conservation Hero Award by Conservation International at the organization’s annual gala at Milk Studios in Los Angeles, California on 8 June. In March this year, the West Papua parliament approved legislation that will make West Papua the country’s first-ever conservation province.

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Live Reports: Atlantis ImageMakers 2019 Photo

Live Reports: Atlantis ImageMakers 2019

Wetpixel Editor, Adam Hanlon, is at the annual Atlantis ImageMakers event. This is an annual tip run by the owners of Atlantis Dive Resorts and Liveaboard and their imaging ambassador, Marty Snyderman. It aims to showcase the photographic and video opportunities that exist at Atlantis’s two properties in the Philippines, namely Atlantis Dumaguete and Puerto Galera. We will be publishing regular updates, so please keep checking back!

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Underwater Tribe Podcasts: Episode 13 featuring Bertie Gekoski Photo

Underwater Tribe Podcasts: Episode 13 featuring Bertie Gekoski

Wetpixel Moderator, Mike Veitch has released episode 13 of the Underwater Tribe Diving and Adventure Podcast series. It features Aaron “Bertie” Gekoski, who is a wildlife photographer and television presenter who specializes in exposing the cruel treatment of wildlife. Aaron joins us in the studio to discuss how he became involved in this field along with a little of his personal history. Stay tuned for the images at the end to see exactly what happens in the wildlife tourism industry.

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Ikelite releases TTL converter for Olympus and Panasonic Photo

Ikelite releases TTL converter for Olympus and Panasonic

Ikelite has released an external TTL converter for use with Olympus and Panasonic cameras. It is available in two versions; with either a Nikonos N5 or an Ikelite ICS-5 housing connection. The former is designed for use with photographers that have Nikonos bulkheads installed on their housings. Ikelite is also offering a package that includes the ICS-5 converter with an Ikelite PT-1 hotshoe to allow users to upgrade Ikelite housings.

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