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Wild Seas, Secret Shores of Africa

Art / PhotobookOut of Print

By: Thomas P Peschak

184 pages, 145 Photos

Random House Struik

Hardback | Oct 2007 | #169231 | ISBN-13: 9781770075900
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This book is an underwater journey around the African coast, richly portrayed in more than 145 photographs that draw us into a breathtakingly beautiful and sometimes strange underwater world.

Offering a worthy and exciting alternative to the continent's more familiar terrestrial landscapes and wildlife, this photographic essay not only covers all major marine habitats, from kelp forests to coral reefs, but also features a wide range of marine species in action, from iconic apex predators such as great white and tiger sharks, whales and dolphins, to many of the lesser known but equally fascinating creatures such as jellyfish and starfish.

Each photograph tells a story, unearths a bizarre marine creature or provides a detailed and fresh look at a familiar subject; together they make a resounding statement for marine conservation.

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Thomas P. Peschak is a marine biologist and award-winning underwater photographer and author, with thousands of dives in Africa's wild seas under his belt. He has authored two highly acclaimed books (Current of Contrast: Life in Southern Africa's Two Oceans and South Africa's Great White Shark); Wild Seas, Secret Shores of Africa is his third. In his role as a photojournalist for two of the world's top conservation organizations, WWF and the Save Our Seas Foundation, he documents the state of the world's oceans. His photographs and stories have frequently featured in a range of publications, including BBC Wildlife, Africa Geographic, GEO and Fathoms. For more information go to or contact him directly at

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