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Sea

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Internationally award-winning photographer Mark Laita has focused his vast technical and artistic expertise on the creatures of the deep. In Sea, with cutting-edge photographic techniques, Laita unveils the full splendor and otherworldliness of the ocean’s inhabitants in an entirely new and thrilling way. Rippling reflections, stark backdrops, and surprising angles lay bar

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Hardcover, 200 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Harry N. Abrams
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Preeti
Mar 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: photography, animals
I've had this book for a while, and I remember when I bought it, how excited I was. And of course it sat on my shelf even though it is full of photography, and barely any words. It wouldn't take long to get through really. It's a coffee table book, but perfect if you are into photography and undersea animals.

There's a short intro in the beginning of the book, on how Laita photographed (most of) the creatures: in his studio in tanks. It's similar to the technique used by David Liittschwager and S
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Fromwordstoworlds
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am not a good swimmer and I am afraid of water. The infinity of the ocean scares me as everything else that I cannot understand or anticipate. I admire Australia’s wilderness and its pristine landscapes but I will always feel powerless and inefficient when trying to embrace its magnificence.

So when I came across Mark Laita’s Sea I was once again confirmed that our planet is more dynamic and more impressive than we think. Set against a black background there is a parade of bright, splendid sea
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Melody
Jul 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Technically brilliant, full of beautiful aquatic animals. If I'd seen this book before Serpentine, I'd probably have given it five stars. However, I did see Serpentine first, and I love it best. It's undoubtedly harder to pose fish than serpents. And snakes, to my eye, are far more lovely than fish.

Still, absolutely gorgeous. Laita's eye is something very special.
Nate
Nov 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Another beautiful book by Laita. And definitely better than "Serpentine". But, again, to say that I "read" this book is a stretch....however, I did spend about an hour gushing over the beautiful photographs. Sure will be a shame in 40 years when our oceans are lifeless. :(
Robyn
Dec 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
A unique set of photographs, some really amazing. By the end of the book I was wishing for views of the animals in their natural habitats too.
Anya
Apr 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful photographs, excellent composition, and a brilliant way of displaying the true colours of sea creatures without the distortion of the water.
Red
Nov 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Drop-dead gorgeous photos of marine life.
Erin
Mar 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Gorgeous!
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