National Geographic is facing criticism after posting an article containing a manipulated photograph by photographer Beth Moon of the Botswana night sky. It shows Baobab trees silhouetted against the Milky Way. The criticism is over the fact that the Milky Way has been quite obviously manipulated, showing several cloned areas of the Milky Way.
Wouldn’t you love to be able to go and rent a Mavic Pro for free? Well, apparently now, you can. At least, you can if you live in the USA or Canada. DJI have teamed up with National Geographic for their My Mavic contest. The prize, somewhat obviously, is a Mavic Pro.
Oddly, it says that rental is “world-wide” at the top of the page. The terms, though, state it is only open to residents of the USA and Canada. Given Canadians would be unable to actually fly the Mavic without risking breaking the law, including them is a bit redundant. Recent drone-related events aren’t going to help, either. Still, if you’re in the USA, you’re all set.
In my home town, there’s a pair of sparrowhawks that regularly nest in one of the churches in the town centre. Foxes were a regular visitor to the back garden when I was a kid. Just yesterday, I almost stepped on a hedgehog in a friend’s garden. Wildlife is all around us. Sure, we might not be seeing creatures like lions and wildebeest, but there’s still plenty for us to see.
Wildlife cameraman Bertie Gregory got his lucky break at the age of 17. After being selected as one of 20 young photographers to participate in the 2020 Vision Project, their job was to go around the UK and “prove that British wildlife is not sh*t”. He thought he’d drawn the short straw when he was assigned the “Urban Wildlife” category.
Today, we are sharing a brighter story of how Nat Geo photographer Steve Winter got as close to a tiger cub as you can. Almost to the point where the cab licking his camera lens.
Steve has been keen to using a small robotic rover that can accept a camera. As Steve was tuning the rover and camera getting ready for the mission the cubs arrived. It looks like the cubs got curious enough to check that metallic animal (food, maybe? bwaaaaaa)[Read More…]