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DSLR Reunited with Owner After Year on Ocean Floor, Photos Intact

Wildlife photographer Markus Thompson was scuba diving in Deep Bay outside Vancouver recently when he stumbled upon a rusty Canon Rebel DSLR at the bottom of the ocean floor. After taking the SD card out and cleaning it, he was surprised to discover that it still worked, especially because the photos on it revealed that the camera was dropped back in August 2010. Thompson then turned to Google+ to find the owners, writing,

Approximately 50 pictures on the card from a family vacation. If you know a fire fighter from British Columbia whose team won the Pacific Regional Firefit competition, has a lovely wife and (now) 2 year old daughter – let me know. I would love to get them their vacation photos :)

After receiving thousands of comments and shares, he received an email from a friend of the owner, making this yet another crazy example of the Internet being used to reunite lost photos with their owners! You can see more photos of the DSLR here, in case you’re wondering what a year of seawater can do to a camera.

(via Markus Thompson via The Verge)


Image credit: Photograph by Markus Thompson


 
  • http://twitter.com/JohnMilleker John Milleker

    The only thing I want to know.. The SD Card.. Was it Lexar or Sandisk?

  • http://profiles.google.com/dave.nunez Dave Nunez

    Sandisk Extreme III 20mb/s 2GB according to Google+

  • http://hideyourarms.com/ Andy (Hide Your Arms)

    Probably still worth a shot putting the camera on eBay for ‘spares or repair’.

  • Some1Else

    i bet square trade’s warranty would have covered the repairs. hope he some kind of insurance.

  • http://twitter.com/stoyanov stanimir stoyanov

    Vive l’internet!

  • http://twitter.com/joakimfj Joakim Fjeldli

    He’s gonna need a check & clean

  • http://twitter.com/ndledex86 yosaphat dwi santa n

    SD card from? manufacturers who?

  • Michael Thompson

    Did you read the previous comments? Honestly some people just cant b arsed to help themselves

  • http://profiles.google.com/slimspidey Spider- Man

    X TREME!!

  • Jon Goings

    I can see that this is/was a Canon XS, but any idea which lens?

  • Michael Thompson

    I do beleive it was a standard issue kit lense

  • http://www.skinnerphotographs.com Skinnerphotographs

    no fuckin way

  • http://www.letsbewild.com Nick

    Now that’s a serious product testimonial