Winner, Design and Artistic
Merit category, 2012 National Outdoor Book Awards
Breathtaking photographs and text by
award-winning photographer David Hall capture the magnificent
marine life of North America''s West Coast.
The Pacific Coast of North America
features the most diverse and visually spectacular marine life of
any temperate or cold-water ecosystem on the planet. From tiny,
candy-striped shrimp to the giant Pacific octopus, from alabaster
nudibranchs, luminous moon jellyfish, orchid sea stars, and
wolf-eels to Steller sea lions, white-sided dolphins, and so much
more, David Hall''s stunning underwater photographs-themselves
works of art-reveal both the symbiotic and the predatory
relationships in this web of life. Through state-of-the-art camera
equipment and lighting, he has captured our underwater world in a
way that will surprise even scuba divers already familiar with it
and amaze the rest of us.
An introduction by Sarika
Cullis-Suzuki, who has lived on the West Coast of North America
almost her entire life and has studied its marine life as well as
the fisheries of the high seas, describes her personal experiences
with this amazing part of the world and discusses the conservation
issues facing this rich yet vulnerable ecosystem. Christopher
Newbert, author of the bestselling photography book Within a
Rainbowed Sea, provides the foreword.
Beneath Cold Seas will appeal
to a wide audience, including divers and beachcombers; fishers;
marine life enthusiasts and scientists; tourists, including cruise
ship and ferry passengers; and anyone who appreciates beautiful
photography. Although there are many excellent underwater
photography books on tropical locations, this is the first to
feature the marine life of the Pacific Northwest and one of the few
that focuses on any cold-water location.
Published in partnership with the
David Suzuki Foundation.