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US States Can Still Steal Your Photos, Despite Repeal of ‘Blackbeard’s Law’

Although overshadowed by more recent, highly publicized court cases, the U.S. Supreme Court made a significant, controversial ruling that upheld North Carolina's "Blackbeard's Law" in March 2020, a decision that protected states from being sued for copyright infringement. As CityView reports, the divisive law has now been repealed by the North Carolina state government.

This Photographer Snuck Into the Wrecked Cruise Ship Costa Concordia

On January 13th, 2012, the giant Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia capsized and sank off Isola del Giglio, Tuscany, after running into an underwater rock, claiming 32 lives. In August 2014, in the midst of the salvaging operation, photographer Jonathan Danko Kielkowski secretly snuck onto the ship to document it in photos.

Diver Captures Moment He Finds Shipwreck Treasure Worth $1 Million

A diver's helmet camera recently captured the moment he stumbled upon treasure from a 1715 shipwreck off the coast of Florida. The 1-minute video above was recorded by Brent Brisben, who found 51 gold coins, 40 feet of gold chain, and an extremely rare coin made for Phillip V, King of Spain. Together, the found treasure is worth over $1 million.

Bali Underwater Shipwreck Fantasy Shoot Part 2: How It All Came Together

Montreal-based photographer Benjamin Von Wong's underwater fantasy fashion shoot in a Bali shipwreck has quickly become the most popular project he has ever released. And even though he shared some behind the scenes details when the series first debuted, he's back today with a much more detailed look at how exactly these now-viral photos came to be.

Underwater Fantasy Shoot in Bali: 7 Divers, 2 Models and 1 Underwater Shipwreck

No photoshoot goes off without a hitch. But with the correct amount of planning in the way of a vision, schedule, proper team and backup equipment, the risk that you'll run into a big hitch is dramatically reduced.

One photographer who seems to have mastered putting all of those components together seamlessly is Benjamin Von Wong, but it took all of his skill and more to make sure that his most recent crazy adventure came together seamlessly.

Time-Lapse Captures the Largest Maritime Salvage Operation in History

If you've turned on the news over the past couple of days, the name Costa Concordia probably came up a time or two. The massive 114,500-ton luxury liner crashed into the reef off the coast of Tuscany in January of 2012, where it has been sitting on its side ever since.

Yesterday, a group of 500 engineers were given the O.K. to finally begin righting the ship, and what followed was an incredible 19-hour salvage operation that the BBC was kind enough to capture in time-lapse.

Photo Exhibition Held at a Shipwreck 93-Feet Deep in the Ocean

Austrian photographer Andreas Franke chose an interesting photo exhibition location for his project "Vandenberg: Life Below the Surface": a shipwreck 93-feet underwater. It makes sense though -- the project consists of photos Franke took of the wreck last year and subsequently turned into surreal composite photos containing people. The images, encased in 3mm thick plexiglass and mounted on stainless steel, were attached to the ship using magnets that don't damage the ship or affect the sea life.