Call of the Blue
Distributed for Paul Holberton Publishing
Call of the Blue
Notable contributors include United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, explorer and BBC presenter Paul Rose, Danish environmentalist and Director General of the IUCN Inger Andersen, French photojournalist and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Yann Arthus-Bertrand, and American marine biologist Edith Widder, among many others.
320 pages | 15 x 11.25
"A beautiful, otherworldly compendium of underwater photographs."
"Teeming with images of spectacular underwater scenes from around the world."
“In Call of the Blue there are pin-sharp close-ups of a hawksbill turtle and a great white shark—and of a tiny xeno crab and a strange group of Lambert’s worm sea cucumbers. There are also great splashes of colourful reefs and gaudy anemones, and a silvery view into the mouth of a whale shark, the largest fish in the world. Coursing through this visual warmth is an icy current: essays and interviews with scientists, photographers and 'ocean guardians'—people who are devoted to protecting the oceans. Though they are clearly fascinated by all things oceanic, the stories they tell are more terrifying than any tiger shark. The waters are warming; as a result, corals are bleaching and dying, leaving creatures of all types homeless and vulnerable. We are catching too many fish and filling the oceans with plastic. . . . This magnificent book is [Hamilton’s] call to arms. Let’s hope it works.”
The Economist's 1843 Magazine
"Hamilton’s camera captures underwater splendors. . . . Call of the Blue takes the viewer on a journey through ocean ecosystems we rarely observe."