Looking for the perfect gift for an ocean lover? This is it. Grab one for your favorite diver and one for yourself of course!
One of National Geographic's most popular nature photographers shares 200 breathtaking images — and the stories behind them — from a wide swath of wild ocean locales around the globe.
From gregarious gray whales plying the waters of Baja California to acrobatic manta rays in the Maldives and parading penguins in Antarctica, National Geographic photographer Thomas Peschak has spent a lifetime documenting the beauty and fragility of underwater life and the majesty of wild coastlines.
This awe-inspiring book of photography charts his transformation from marine biologist to full-time conservation advocate, armed with little more than a mask, fins and a camera. In these vivid pages, Peschak photographs sharks in a feeding frenzy, tracks sea turtles the size of bears, and dodges marine poachers, to reveal the splendor of pristine seas as well as the dark side of pollution, overfishing, and climate change.
Filled with magnificent images from Southern Africa, the Galápagos, Seychelles, and more, this illuminating collection offers an impassioned case for revering—and preserving—the world’s oceans.
Hardcover | 240 pages
About the Author, Thomas Peschak:
Thomas Peschak is a National Geographic photographer who documents the beauty and fragility of the world's oceans and coasts. Originally trained as a marine biologist, he embraced photography after realizing his images could have a greater conservation impact than his research. As the Director of Storytelling for the Save our Seas Foundation and a National Geographic Society Fellow, he merges science with photojournalism to tackle critical conservation issues. His TED Talk, "Dive into an Ocean Photographer's World" has been viewed more than one million times. When he is not underwater or exploring remote islands, Peschak calls Cape Town, South Africa home.
Why PADI Loves National Geographic Books:
PADI LOVES National Geographic Books, for saving the ocean’s last wild places, while inspiring us to fall in love with – and in turn, protect – the incredible underwater world. From the comfort of our living rooms or with our dive gear in tow, their books give us the ability to explore the magic beneath the surface, helping us experience far-flung places under threat. What’s more, part of the proceeds fund their Pristine Seas initiative, a mission to protect the world’s largest and most important ecosystem.