Beneath Cold Seas:

The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, Photography by David Hall

Lion's mane - David Hall

David Hall is a photographer, author and researcher, specializing in marine life and underwater subjects. His images have been published in hundreds of books and magazines, including National Geographic, Smithsonian, Time and others.

David has authored or co-authored eleven books; his most recent work, which shares its name with this exhibit, was awarded the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award for “Design and Artistic Merit.” The book is available for purchase in the Aquarium gift shop.

Artist’s Statement

I grew up near the ocean, and have always been fascinated by animals that live in the sea. I began photographing underwater soon after earning a degree in zoology. After many years of working exclusively in tropical water, I eventually decided to explore the artistic potential of colder waters. In 1994 I embarked on a 15-year project to document the exquisite beauty of the vast and unique cold-water North American ecosystem from northern California to Alaska. The project culminated in 2011 with the first publication of Beneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest.

 

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