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 For more of David Hall’s photography, visit

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

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The Wealth of Nature

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Announcing the Results of the 2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards. Independent authors and publishers are passionate about getting their messages out, and they are changing the world, one book at a time.

Art is very pleased to be a contributing photographer to the iLCP’s Gold winner in the Environment/Ecology/Nature category, The Wealth of Nature: Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity, and Human Well-Being, by Cristina G. Mittermeier, Jeffrey A. McNeely, Russell A. Mittermeier, Thomas M. Brooks, Frederick Boltz, Neville Ash. (CEMEX)

Special congratulations go to Amy Gulick for winning a Silver in the Environment/Ecology/Nature category for Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska’s Tongass Rain Forest (Braided River)

And to photographer James Martin for his special award for the book “Most Likely to Save the Planet”: Planet Ice: A Climate for Change, with essays by Yvon Chouinard, Gino Casassa, Richard Alley, Ian Stirling, Nick Jans, Broughton Coburn, and Gretel Ehrlich (Braided River)

Art’s books The Living WildThe High Himalaya, and Edge of the Earth~Corner of the Sky are all past winners of Independent Publisher Book Awards.

For more information visit the Independent Publisher Website.

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NWCCC April 2010 Newsletter

Art’s book release for Alaska is featured in the latest newsletter from the Northwest Council of Camera Clubs. There is a wealth of additional information provided too.

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