Beneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest

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Winner of the National Outdoor Book 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." - National Outdoor Book committee

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Winner of the National Outdoor Book 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." - National Outdoor Book committee

"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

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In Beneath Cold Seas, author and photographer David Hall takes us into the underwater world of the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska, home to the most diverse and spectacular marine life of any temperate or cold-water ecosystem on the planet. From the tiny, candy-stripe shrimp, giant Pacific octopus, ghost-like hooded nudibranchs, and migrating sockeye salmon to the world's largest sea lions, Hall's stunning photographs and lively text reveal many fascinating species interrelationships and rarely observed animal behaviors. An innovative approach to over/underwater photography places the marine life of the Pacific Northwest in familiar context with hauntingly beautiful images that will surprise even experienced divers and delight the rest of us. An introduction by Sarika Cullis-Suzuki focuses on the conservation issues facing this rich yet vulnerable ecosystem.

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 co-author of ten children's books in Scholastic's Undersea Encounters series and co-author of the scientific paper describing the famous "psychedelic frogfish," for which he received an award from the International Institute for Species Exploration.

Winner of the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award for Design & Artistic Merit

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"Cayman Islands, pffft. Hall's stunning photographs of life beneath the waters of the Pacific Northwest show that cold waters are every bit as luridly colorful as their more temperate counterparts." -Steve Casmiro, Adventure Journal, February 28, 2014

"To glimpse the spectacular ecosystem that lies beneath the chilly deep of the Pacific Northwest, spend some time with photographer David Hall's book, Beneath Cold Seas." -Camille Mann and Edecio Martinez, The Weather Channel

"One of the most impressive photography books we've seen in a long time . . ." -Ask_Kelly's Blog, OhRanger.com, August 2012

"An exuberant celebration of northwest coast marine life said to be the most diverse and spectacular of any coldwater ecosystem on the planet." -Diver, May 2012

"The level of consistency and standard of imagery is quite exceptional and it captures the wild spirit of this corner of the planet page after page. . . . [I]t is difficult to imagine that there will ever be a better collection of photographs to come out of this area." -Peter Rowlands, Underwater Photography, January 2012

"This book offers a fascinating view of the cold-water ecosystem of the Pacific Northwest and artistically illuminates the intriguing underwater world. Hall's images celebrate and explore the amazing diversity found in this valuable and vulnerable ecosystem . . ." -Jenny Montgomery, Photo Life, January 2012

"He depicts our underwater world in a way that will amaze scuba divers and art lovers alike." -Tracey Sherlock, Vancouver Sun, December 2011

"Hall has consistently managed to capture patterns, textures and colors…as if they were created on an easel. David Hall is an inspirational master who clearly hasn't yet gotten all of the recognition that he deserves." -Peter Symes, X-ray Magazine

"Using state-of-the-art equipment, innovative techniques and electronic strobes, David Hall shows up an underwater world surprising to those who think color and diversity belong to the tropics." -Marilyn Dahl, ShelfAwareness, December 2011

"Dispelling the myth that cold, murky waters equal boring waters, Hall has captured the staggering beauty and variety of marine life found in the Pacific Northwest. Although the animals themselves are truly amazing, it is Hall's creative eye and masterful photographic technique that really sets this book apart." -Jemima Greaves, Outdoor Photography Magazine
"Hall's images-which, at times, appear to be photographs of life on another planet-reflect not just the amazing diversity of sea life in local waters, but also the spectacular carnival of colors hidden just below the surface." -Brangien Davis, Seattle Magazine, December 2011

"You will never look at the slate-gray waters of Puget Sound with the same eyes after perusing these photos." -Mary Ann Gwinn, Seattle Times, December 2011

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295991160
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 9/19/2011
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 348,732
  • Product dimensions: 11.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.82 (d)

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  • Posted December 10, 2011

    More than just eye candy

    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.

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  • Posted January 24, 2013

    This is probably the most beautiful underwater photography I've

    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

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  • Posted July 5, 2012

    Disappointing

    picture print quality in the book was very disappointing even though I usually love David Hall's work

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