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Beneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest
     

Beneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest

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by David Hall, Sarika Cullis-Suzuki (Introduction), Christopher Newbert (Foreword by)
 

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"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

In Beneath Cold Seas, author and photographer David Hall takes us into the

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"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

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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

Out There Monthly - Peter G. Williams

An incredible photographic showcase of marine life of the Pacific Northwest, Beneath Cold Seas offers spectacular imagery of the undersea world in our region. Numerous amazing images are accompanied by interesting text that explains the images and the challenges of high-end photography in the frigid waters of the Pacific Northwest.

Adventure Journal - Steve Casmiro

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.

OhRanger.com - Ask_Kelly's Blog

One of the most impressive photography books we've seen in a long time.

Sierra Magazine - Della Watson

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.

Westchester Guardian - Abby Luby

The images are evocative, sensuous, tactile.

San Francisco Bay Guardian - Mirissa Neff

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.

Undercurrent

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.

Bensozia

From brilliant anemones to illuminated squid to rococo sea slugs, Hall has documented an Aladdin's Cave worth of visual wonders.

e-Morfes

With Beneath Cold Seas, David Hall highlights his work in the frigid waters of the Pacific Northwest, home of the diverse and visually spectacular marine life of this cold-water ecosystem. From tiny, candy-striped shrimp to giant Pacific octopus, rockfish schooling among kelp to orchid sea stars, Hall’s stunning photographs reveal both the symbiotic and predatory relationships that can be found in these waters.

National Outdoor Book Award Foundation

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.

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

e-Morfes
With Beneath Cold Seas, David Hall highlights his work in the frigid waters of the Pacific Northwest, home of the diverse and visually spectacular marine life of this cold-water ecosystem. From tiny, candy-striped shrimp to giant Pacific octopus, rockfish schooling among kelp to orchid sea stars, Hall’s stunning photographs reveal both the symbiotic and predatory relationships that can be found in these waters.

Outdoor Photography Magazine - Jemima Greaves

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.

X-ray Magazine - Peter Symes

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.

Seattle Magazine - Brangien Davis

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.

Vancouver Sun - Tracey Sherlock

He depicts our underwater world in a way that will amaze scuba divers and art lovers alike.

Underwater Photography - Peter Rowlands

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. . . . It is difficult to imagine that there will ever be a better collection of photographs to come out of this area.

Photo Life - Jenny Montgomery

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.

ShelfAwareness - Marilyn Dahl

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.

Seattle Times - Mary Ann Gwinn

You will never look at the slate-gray waters of Puget Sound with the same eyes after perusing these photos.

Diver

An exuberant celebration of northwest coast marine life said to be the most diverse and spectacular of any coldwater ecosystem on the planet.

Natural History - Laurence A. Marschall

David Hall’s superb images come from one of the most unlikely underwater venues, the Pacific Northwest, where the waters are frigid and often clouded with phytoplankton. . . . Yet these photographs are filled with subtle coloration, and so uniquely composed that you are often left wondering how he did it.

The Bellingham Herald - Barbara Lloyd McMichael

Oh, what photos! . . . Hall showcases the arrays of magnificent nudibranches, intricately patterned chitons and colorful sea stars. At the other end of the spectrum, he reveals the remarkable camouflage of octopi and other creatures.

Tri-City News - Janice Williams

A visual delight.

Seattle Met - Brian Colella

A visual feast of Pacific Northwest sea life served with a science lesson on the side. Hall captures personality and emotion where you least expect it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295991160
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
09/15/2011
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
11.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.82(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

Mirissa Neff

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.

National Outdoor Book Award

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.

Christopher Newbert

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.

Della Watson

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.

OhRanger.com - Ask_Kelly's Blog

One of the most impressive photography books we've seen in a long time...

Abby Luby

The images are evocative, sensuous, tactile.

February 2012 Undercurrent

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.

January 2012 Bensozia

From brilliant anemones to illuminated squid to rococo sea slugs, Hall has documented an Aladdin's Cave worth of visual wonders.

Meet 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.

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Beneath Cold Seas 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
KMuldoon More than 1 year ago
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.
NaomiR More than 1 year ago
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
jjJG More than 1 year ago
incredible photography of lush underwater ecosystem just beneath the surface in our own Pacific Northwest!
Doryce More than 1 year ago
picture print quality in the book was very disappointing even though I usually love David Hall's work