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Initiative “Women Photograph” offers $35k in grants to female photojournalists Photo

Initiative “Women Photograph” offers $35k in grants to female photojournalists

“Women Photograph”, an initiative launched in 2017 to support emerging and established female photojournalists, has teamed with Nikon and Getty Images to award $35,000 US in grants. Five grants of $5,000 US each will be awarded, as well as one grant of $10,000 US to a photographer nearing completion of a photography project. There is no fee to apply and submissions open April 1 and close May 15.

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Canon announces the EOS C700 FF digital cinema camera Photo

Canon announces the EOS C700 FF digital cinema camera

Canon has announced a full frame sensor version of their EOS C700 digital cinema camera. The EOS C700 FF’s sensor is sized at 952 (H) x 3140 (V) photosites with a digital cinema 17:9 aspect ratio. It is available with either PL or EF lens mounts (interchangeable at Canon service centers) and can record in either Canon XF-AVC or Apple ProRes formats to CFast cards.

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Australian lawmakers enact largest removal of conservation zones in the world Photo

Australian lawmakers enact largest removal of conservation zones in the world

Via some deft political maneuvering, the Australian government has railroaded through new legislation that removes protections from sensitive marine environments. Opponents of the move are calling it the largest unwinding of conservation zones in world history, at least by area, exceeding the Trump administration’s downsizing of two national parks to make way for mining. For updates and ways to protest this decision, please see this thread in the Wetpixel forum.

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RED announces Gemini low light sensor Photo

RED announces Gemini low light sensor

RED Digital Cinema are shipping a new low light sensor for the EPIC-W brain. It is a 15.4 MP 5K Super 35mm sensor called Gemini. RED notes that this offers around 2 stops of improved low light performance (at the expense of clipping the highlights 2 stops earlier). Control is via DSMC2, it is compatible with RED’s family of OLPF filters and has interchangeable lens mounts.

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Arctic sea ice extent among lowest on record Photo

Arctic sea ice extent among lowest on record

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has recorded that on 17 March, the Arctic sea ice pack reached its likely maximum extent for 2018. The area is 14.48 million square kilometers (5.59 million square miles) which is the second lowest in the 39 year satellite record. In the Southern hemisphere, the minimum extent of sea ice was recorded on 20 and 21 February, with it also being the second lowest in the satellite record.

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Video: Deep sea anglerfish with parasitic male Photo

Video: Deep sea anglerfish with parasitic male

A video shot by a special submersible at around 800m (2624 ft) off São Jorge Island, Azores, shows the first ever recorded footage of a female fanfin sea devil (Caulophryne jordani) with an attached parasitic male. Like other deep-sea anglerfish, the female has a bioluminescent, lurelike appendage (esca) that drifts in front of her head to attract prey. But in the video, the filaments and fin rays also appear to emit light at their tips and at intervals along their length.

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The Ocean Cleanup Foundation releases starling results of Pacific Garbage Patch survey Photo

The Ocean Cleanup Foundation releases starling results of Pacific Garbage Patch survey

The Ocean Cleanup Foundation has released the results of a 3 year project that mapped and cataloged the size and composition of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. They are startling and dramatically exceed previous estimates: There are 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic, weighting 80,000 metric tons afloat in an area of 1.6 million square kilometers between Hawaii and California.

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