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Beneath Cold Seas

BENEATH COLD SEAS Images in a new book capture the Pacific Northwest's underwater wilderness.    Lion’s mane jellyfish can grow to eight feet in diameter and have tentacles more than 100 feet long. This one floated by David Hall when he was diving in a small bay off British Columbia. He had to be careful to avoid the toxic sting of the undulating invertebrate.  Photo: Photograph by David Hall

BENEATH COLD SEAS

Images in a new book capture the Pacific Northwest's underwater wilderness.

 

Cross jelly swarm at night

Photo: Photograph by David Hall

BENEATH COLD SEAS

Images in a new book capture the Pacific Northwest's underwater wilderness.

 

Harbor seal

Photo: Photograph by David Hall

BENEATH COLD SEAS

Images in a new book capture the Pacific Northwest's underwater wilderness.

 

Oral disk of rose anemone

Photo: David Hall

BENEATH COLD SEAS

Images in a new book capture the Pacific Northwest's underwater wilderness.

 

Blue rockfish with lion's mane jelly (jellyfish)

Photo: Photograph by David Hall

BENEATH COLD SEAS

Images in a new book capture the Pacific Northwest's underwater wilderness.

 

A gigantic Pacific octopus emerges from its den.

Photo: Photograph by David Hall

BENEATH COLD SEAS

Images in a new book capture the Pacific Northwest's underwater wilderness.

 

Hooded nudibranchs on bull kelp

Photo: Photograph by David Hall

BENEATH COLD SEAS

Images in a new book capture the Pacific Northwest's underwater wilderness.

 

A wolf-eel in the wreckage of a sunken ship.

Photo: Photograph by David Hall

BENEATH COLD SEAS

Images in a new book capture the Pacific Northwest's underwater wilderness.

 

Candy stripe shrimps with crimson anemone

Photo: Photograph by David Hall

BENEATH COLD SEAS

Images in a new book capture the Pacific Northwest's underwater wilderness.

 

About 40 curious Steller sea lions surrounded Hall when he encountered them foraging near a rocky island. Males, some weighing more than a ton, and 700-pound females pushed and poked him, seemingly oblivious to his vulnerability. A shaken Hall swam hastily to the surface and the safety of his boat, though not before getting this remarkable shot. 

Photo: Photograph David Hall

BENEATH COLD SEAS

Images in a new book capture the Pacific Northwest's underwater wilderness.

 

Plumose anemones and kelp greenling

Photo: Photograph by David Hall

BENEATH COLD SEAS

Images in a new book capture the Pacific Northwest's underwater wilderness.

 

In 2010, when sockeye salmon filled the Adams River in numbers not seen since 1913, Hall set out to document the event. The reek of carcasses of already spawned salmon filled the air as he waded into the water, barely able to stand in the swift current. As the sun set, he submerged part of his camera to capture the battling fish against the forest backdrop.

Photo: Photograph by David Hall

Beneath Cold Seas

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