Olympus announce collaboration with SEA LIFE Trust to launch new TG-6 camera

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With the Tough TG-6, Olympus announces collaboration with SEA LIFE Trust as their official imaging partner.

The Tough products are known for their reliability in all weather conditions, underwater use, drop shocks and crushing weights.

To promote underwater photography and family friendly features Olympus visited SEA LIFE Brighton to announce the partnership and some exciting news.

Little Grey and Little White

Sea Life Trust is a global charity dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans and marine life. They own and operate marine animal sanctuaries, run conservation campaigns and fund projects and education programs.

Little Grey and Little White are two beluga whales that embarked on a journey of over 6000 miles from Shanghai to the world’s first beluga whale sanctuary in Iceland this spring.

To document this momentous feat, Olympus wildlife Ambassador, Tesni Ward followed their journey capturing images of the pair to share with the world.

Andy Bool, Head of SEA LIFE Trust, said: “We are delighted that Olympus continues to be our official photographic partner on this groundbreaking project to create the world’s first Beluga whale sanctuary. Capturing such an important and historic moment like this is critical to our charity but also raising global awareness for the wider issue of Cetaceans in captivity. The photos that Tesni Ward (the Olympus Ambassador) has been taking will play a huge part in us sharing Little Grey and Little Whites story to the world. We’d like to thank Olympus for their continued generosity as every purchase of the new Olympus TG-6 camera will see £5 going directly back to the SEA LIFE Trust, helping us ensure we can provide the very best future for Little Grey and Little White in their new sea-water sanctuary home.

Olympus will launch an exhibition of the project at their central London gallery (After Nyne) from 11 – 20 December 2019. Further details of exhibitions and events are available via www.olympus-imagespace.co.uk.

We hope that Tesni’s photographic project tells this unique and emotional story so that others can experience the journey with them. We are thrilled that Little Grey and Little White are settling well into their new home and hope that the exhibition will continue to raise awareness of the fantastic work of the Sea Life Trust. Everyone is welcome to see the exhibition which will also feature a sculpture by Val Hunt made from plastic waste collected during the global beach clean’. Georgina Pavelin, Olympus Marketing Manager

Global Beach Clean

SEA LIFE launched a 24-hour beach clean, on 8th June 2019, which started at sunrise in New Zealand and ended at sunset in California and hosted more than 33 different SEA LIFE attractions from Sydney, Scheveningen through to Scarborough.

Participants were asked to document items collected to raise awareness of the waste that is damaging our waters and beaches. Photos were posted on social media with #24HourGlobalBeachClean and Olympus awarded the winner with a TG-6.

These pictures will be used as a great reference point for what waste is found where, documenting these issues is vital in spreading the word, we are at a critical point and it is imperative that we all take responsibility and act now to protect our oceans.

Photography can help in so many ways, from underwater documentation of marine conditions and wildlife, to telling a visual story of the result of plastic pollution – all the way through to the positive actions people can take to help make the change.

It is estimated that 8 million tons of plastic waste enter the world’s oceans each year and that by 2050, the oceans could have more plastic than fish.

It’s not too late to get involved, individually or gather a group and enjoy a beach walk collecting and disposing of rubbish along the way. For further information about what you can do contact help@sealifetrust.com

Kids go free at Sea Life

The Tough range is ideal for families and encouraging youngsters to capture photography without the worry of damage to the camera. Drop proof, crush proof, freeze proof and waterproof; users can get creative in all elements, whether a family beach holiday or playing in the snow.

For full details of the kids go free offer visit: https://www.visitsealife.com/olympus/

Tough TG-6

The Tough TG-6 was designed to be a handy, reliable partner that is ready for the rougher parts of photographic life: It is waterproof to a depth of 15m, dustproof, shockproof to 2.1m, crushproof up to 100kg, freezeproof to -10°C, and features a dual-pane protective glass construction for excellent anti-fogging performance. Combined with the PT-059 underwater casing images and videos can be captured up to depths of 45 metres below the surface. The renowned Olympus field sensor system makes it possible to record log data such as location, altitude/depth as well as air/water temperature while capturing still images or movies.

For more information please visit the tough website by clicking here.

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown are a husband and wife team of underwater photographers. Both have degrees in environmental biology from Manchester University, with Caroline also having a masters in animal behaviour. Nick is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in underwater wildlife photography and he also has a masters in teaching. They are passionate about marine conservation and hope that their images can inspire people to look after the world's seas and oceans. Their Manchester-based company, Frogfish Photography, offers a wide range of services and advice. They offer tuition with their own tailor made course - the Complete Underwater Photography Award. The modules of the course have been written to complement the corresponding chapters in Nick's own book: Underwater Photography Art and Techniques. They also offer equipment sales and underwater photography trips in the UK and abroad. For more information visit www.frogfishphotography.com.

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