Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award Foundation Award for Design and Artistic Merit
This book is a work of art from every possible angle - from the exquisite photographs, to the book's design, to its flawless printing and production process. . . . Hall has everything right in this book. There is nothing extraneous, and nothing missing. This is a complete and moving immersion in the breathtaking underwater world of the Pacific Northwest.
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|Publisher:||University of Washington Press|
|Product dimensions:||10.80(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
David Hall is an award-winning photographer and photojournalist with an international reputation whose work has been published in magazines such as National Geographic, Smithsonian, Natural History, Time, BBC Wildlife, Geo, and Terre Sauvage. He is the coauthor of ten children's books in Scholastic's Undersea Encounters series and coauthor of the scientific paper describing the famous “psychedelic frogfish,” for which he received an award from the International Institute for Species Exploration.
Table of Contents
Foreword / Christopher Newbert
Preface / David Hall
Introduction / Sarika Cullis-Suzuki
Photographs and Vignettes
Hooded Nudibranchs and Jellyfish
Steller Sea Lions
Wolf-eels and Harbor Seals
The Warbonnet and the Octopus
Notes on the Photographs
About the Photography
What People are Saying About This
This book is a work of art from every possible angle - from the exquisite photographs, to the book's design, to its flawless printing and production process.... Hall has everything right in this book. There is nothing extraneous, and nothing missing. This is a complete and moving immersion in the breathtaking underwater world of the Pacific Northwest.
What's most striking about the book is the color and vibrance that photographer David Hall was able to capture. It's a bit mind-blowing to imagine that hooded nudibranches and grasping octopi found in the book live in the inky depths abutting our very own rocky shores.
David Hall shoots with the inquiring and exacting eye of a scientist yet the soul and vision of an artist, combining the two to produce uniquely beautiful underwater images that educate as much as they inspire.
One of the most impressive photography books we've seen in a long time...
Rarely photographed underwater creatures can appear alien-their cloudlike, luminous bodies more heavenly than earthly. The cold, dark waters of the Pacific Northwest teem with these otherworldly animals. Renowned photograph David Hall's book documents this delicate ecosystem.
The images are evocative, sensuous, tactile.
Hall's writing is as eloquent as his full-color photos, with touching vignettes about his curiosity for and experiences shooting crabs, jellyfish, nudibranchs and octopi, and why he goes to such physical extremes to get these cold-water critters on camera.
"David Hall shoots with the inquiring and exacting eye of a scientist yet the soul and vision of an artist, combining the two to produce uniquely beautiful underwater images that educate as much as they inspire."Christopher Newbert, author of Within a Rainbowed Sea
From brilliant anemones to illuminated squid to rococo sea slugs, Hall has documented an Aladdin's Cave worth of visual wonders.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Beneath Cold Seas is a must have for anyone interested in marine life, the ocean, photography, and the life that exist on this planet in places most of us will never see first hand. David Hall's photography captures in vivid detail the life beneath the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest. Beautiful is an understatement. From neon squids that make the fashing images of Broadway pale in comparison, to playful seals that stare through you, this book is a treasure to own. Give it as a gift. Better yet, buy it for yourself. This is not a typical, throw away coffee table book. It is a spectacular indepth look at cold water marine life as seen through the mastery of photographer David Hall.
This is probably the most beautiful underwater photography I've ever seen. The shots which are above and below water at the same time are beyond anything I thought any photographer could do. I knew life in cold seas was abundant, but I never guessed it was so brilliantly colorful, that under frigid gray water there was a whole Caribbean carnival of animals. Also the information given is fascinating.information about
incredible photography of lush underwater ecosystem just beneath the surface in our own Pacific Northwest!
picture print quality in the book was very disappointing even though I usually love David Hall's work