By David Hall
"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.