One of Nat Geo'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 whales plying the waters of Baja California to manta ray ballets in the Maldives to the surprisingly abundant desert shores of Arabia, National Geographic fan favourite Thomas Peschak has spent a lifetime documenting the beauty and fragility of underwater life and coastal landscapes.
This awe-inspiring book of photography charts his transformation from studious marine biologist to full-time conservation advocate, armed with little more than a snorkel mask and a camera. In these vivid pages, Peschak photographs sharks in a feeding frenzy track crabs the size of jackrabbits, and dodges saltwater crocs, revealing the splendour of pristine seas as well as the dark side of pollution, overfishing, and climate change. Filled with magnificent images from Galapagos, Africa, Seychelles, and more, this illuminating collection offers an impassioned and compelling case for change.
Thomas P. Peschak is a National Geographic Photographer, Explorer and NGS Storytelling Fellow who specializes in documenting both the beauty and fragility of the world’s oceans, islands and coasts. Originally trained as a marine biologist, he embraced photojournalism 15 years ago after realizing that his photographs could have a greater conservation impact than scientific statistics. Thomas is the Director of Storytelling for the Save our Seas Foundation, an organization he has been an integral part of for over a decade. He is also a Founding/Associate Director of the Manta Trust and a senior fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. His images and stories have won 17 Wildlife Photographer of the Year and 7 World Press Photo Awards. His official TED talk, Dive into an Ocean Photographer's World, has been viewed more than 1 million times.