Guest Photographer: David Hall
Beneath Cold Seas cover: a lion’s mane jellyfish – the world’s largest – swims just beneath the surface
David Hall is a photographer and author specializing in marine life subjects and underwater photography. His photographs have won numerous awards and have appeared in most major magazines in North America and Europe. David’s latest book, Beneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, was recently awarded the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award for best “Design and Artistic Merit”.
Beneath Cold Seas is the first large format photographic book to feature the marine life of the Pacific Northwest. Critics have noted that it is one of the few books of underwater photography to focus on a cold/temperate water ecosystem, successfully challenging the widespread misperception that cold water marine life is dull and uninteresting.
Beneath Cold Seas is published in the U.S. by the University of Washington Press and in Canada by Greystone Books and the David Suzuki Foundation; it has also been published in the U.K and in Germany (as Kaltwasserwelten). It is available at Amazon, and in many Barnes & Noble and independent bookstores; it retails for $45.
For more information, including critic’s reviews, a slide show and the link to a four-minute video, visit www.beneathcoldseas.com For more of David Hall’s photography, visit www.seaphotos.com
Here are a few images from this beautiful book.
Seaweeds above and below the surface at low tide
Migrating sockeye salmon in the Adam’s River at dusk
An Irish lord sculpin resting in a bed of plumose anemones
Goose-neck barnacles endemic to Nakwakto Rapids, British Columbia
Steller sea lions are among the largest pinnipeds; males may weigh a ton or more.
A northern kelp crab clings to seaweed near the surface
Orange sea pens – a type of soft coral – will retract into the sand if disturbed
The giant Pacific octopus is the worlds’ largest; it may have an arm spread of 20’ or more and weigh over 100lb