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Silent Kingdom: A World Beneath the Waves Hardcover – 14 May 2019

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  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1683835840
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1683835844
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"Christian Vizl's book comes closer to inspiring [moments of transcendence]. "Silent Kingdom: A World Beneath the Waves," a collection of black-and-white photographs taken mostly in the waters off Vizl's native Mexico, offers a different kind of portraiture. What, we wonder, is the character of this sea lion; what kind of individual is this hammerhead shark; what is on the mind of this blenny? That Vizl's images prompt such questions without excessive anthropomorphism is part of his book's generosity."--New York Times Book Review

"Vizl manages to capture the elegance of life below sea level by using his keen eye for symmetry and composition."--My Modern Met

"Absolutely stunning, dreamlike black-and-white photography, Vizl's masterful use of light and shadow is unparalleled, capturing aquatic creatures and marine seascapes with a level of emotion and grace few, if any, have achieved before."--Field Mag

"Silent Kingdom is a breath of fresh air. The photography work is exceptional and demonstrates a master's touch. Christian Vizl shows us his unique style, and it shines in this book. The included essays are thoughtful and timely, even if we did nitpick about how they flow as part of the book. There are many images in this book that will blow you away, and those alone are worth the price of admission."--Dive Photo Guide

"That we can, and should, revel in his photography should also remind us that the oceans are ailing, polluted with plastics and struggling with ocean acidification and warming."--National Parks Traveler

About the Author

Ernie Brooks is a trailblazer in the underwater black-and-white photography world. He was the president of the Brooks Institute of Photography for thirty years and has been featured in galleries around the world, won numerous awards, and been published in dozens of outlets.

Michael Aw is an author, explorer, and conservation photographer. He has won more than sixty-five international photographic awards and has been named as one of the world's most influential nature photographers by Outdoor Photography.

NORA TORRES is a member of CODEMAR, a non-profit Mexican initiative that brings together representatives from throughout society with the objective of protecting the natural wealth of Mexico's marine ecosystems. For more information visit www.endefensadelosmares.org.

Dr. Sylvia A. Earle is President and Chairman of Mission Blue. She has been called Her Deepness by the New Yorker and the New York Times, Living Legend by the Library of Congress, and first Hero for the Planet by Time Magazine. She is an oceanographer, explorer, author, and lecturer.

David Doubilet is a National Geographic photographer, has published numerous books, and has won dozens of prestigious awards including the Lowell Thomas Award and the Lennart Nilsson Award in Photography. He is a member of the Royal Photographic Society, International League of Conservation Photographers, and the International Diving Hall of Fame.

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Beautiful book until I turned around there was a rip in the plastic and it was slightly damaged I bought this book brand new so I’m a little disappointed
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