A photographic celebration of the spectacular drama of exotic marine creatures’ lives and the otherworldly beauty of the deep-sea ecosystems that shelter them, Secrets of the Ocean Realm is based on a five-part series of public television specials.
Written and photographed by Emmy Award winning couple Michele and Howard Hall, Secrets of the Ocean Realm is more than just a collection of stunning photographs: it is a revelation of the sea creatures’ complex and mysterious cycles and patterns of behavior. The reader is presented with striking images of all manner of marine life—sharks, opalescent squid, molting lobsters, dolphins, giant whales—engaged in the vital activities of mating, threat displays, hunting, and feeding.
The remarkable photographs of Secrets of the Ocean Realm are complemented with fascinating and engaging stories that take the reader behind the scenes and reveal the state-of-the-art equipment and techniques used to capture these exquisite scenes of underwater life.
"Secrets of the Ocean Realm confirms not only that Howard Hall is the finest and most adept underwater film-maker of our time, but he is also a world-class raconteur. The book is filled with stunning still images from three decades under the sea and the stories of how they were taken....Michele Hall's contributions of still images...verifies a talent equal to her husband's at capturing natural behaviour and the beauty of sea life."
– — Dive International
"Secrets of the Ocean Ream...offers a look at colorful flora and fauna from both out far and in deep....The book's 119 color photographs and accompanying text bring readers within a scuba-mask of elusive undersea creatures."