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
Published in partnership with the David Suzuki