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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: On Sale Date: Jun 13, 2017 Carton Quantity: 14 $34.00 CAD
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Photographs by: Brian Skerry
9781426219108 Hardcover English General Trade NATURE / Animals / Fish Jun 13, 2017
$34.00 CAD
Active 10.33 x 8.81 x 0.76 in 208 pages 120 COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS National Geographic
Get closer to the beauty and power of sharks with award-winning National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry as he illustrates their remarkable evolutionary adaptations and their huge importance to marine ecosystems around the world.

For decades, acclaimed underwater photographer Brian Skerry has braved ocean depths and the jaws of predatory giants to capture the most remarkable photographs of sharks around the world. In this collection of the best of those pictures, Skerry draws on his growing personal respect for these animals to share intimate stories of their impact. Focusing on four key species—great white, whitetip, tiger, and mako sharks—Skerry’s photographs span from his early work, photographing them from cages, to his recent unencumbered scuba dives. With additional text by top National Geographic writers, Skerry’s images and stories encourage a change in attitude toward these top predators, ultimately showing how they are the keys to the healthy balance of nature underwater.

LINKED TO NAT GEO CROSS-PLATFORM EVENTS: An exhibit of Skerry’s shark photography opens at National Geographic headquarters in late May 2017; at the same time, the fourth of four Skerry stories on sharks appears in National Geographic magazine. In addition, NatGeo Wild’s SharkFest kicks off with television programming all about these amazing creatures.

TIMED FOR SHARK WEEK: If there’s ever a time in the year when sharks are on people’s minds, it’s summer—and Shark Week, customarily in late June or early July.

RENOWNED UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY: An award-winning photographer and longtime contributor to National Geographic magazine, Skerry is recognized worldwide for work on ocean creatures and habitats.

BRIAN SKERRY is a photojournalist specializing in marine wildlife and underwater environments. Since 1998 he has been a contract photographer for National Geographic magazine covering a wide range of subjects and stories. In 2014 he was named a National Geographic Photography Fellow. In 2015 Skerry was named a Nikon Ambassador, and in 2017 he received the National Geographic Photographer’s Photographer Award.

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“Full of stunning underwater photography, fascinating facts and shark-reverant prose.”—Los Angeles Times

“Brian Skerry has devoted much of his career to capturing, in his words, ‘intimate portraits’ of sharks. In his new book, Shark, you can come along for the ride to the shallow waters of Cape Cod, the shores of New Zealand’s North Island, and the mangroves of the Bahamas. This book not only lets you see these ancient predators in their native habitat, it provides the kinds of facts and context that satisfies the curiosity of novices and shark junkies alike. Driven by a sense of urgency that these species are under threat, Skerry has assembled a set of stunning images that show exactly what’s now at stake.”—Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post staff writer and author of Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks

“Powerful images bring to life the reality of these ocean predators and the plights they face for survival…fascinating, hair-raising and inspiring…The book reminds readers that saving sharks isn’t simply about doing the right thing, it’s also about doing something critical to the overall health of the sea” –Mother Nature Network

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