Author(s): Insight Insight Editions; Christian Vizi (Photographer); Michael Aw (Contribution by); Ernie Brooks (Contribution by); Sylvia Earle (Introduction by); Coalition in Defense of the Mexican Seas (CODEMAR) Staff; David Doubilet (Contribution by); Nora Torres (Contribution by); Christian Vizl
Silent Kingdom reveals the world beneath the waves in an ethereal collection of black-and-white underwater photography.
Through stunning black-and-white images, award-winning photographer Christian Vizl uses a masterful control of light and shadow to portray the creatures of the sea as they are rarely seen, at home in the ethereal world beneath the waves.
From capturing the ferocity of sharks to the playful dance of dolphins, Vizl turns aquatic creatures and marine seascapes into visions of sublime grace and beauty suspended in time and space. With each turn of the page, venture deeper into the one realm in which humans do not reign and discover an unforgettable world that few have ever seen.
Though the ocean covers over 70 percent of planet Earth, over 80 percent of that vast wilderness remains unexplored. As human activity begins to impact these once-untouched regions, it is more important now than ever to acknowledge both the beauty and value of our seas and the necessity of preserving one of the last true wild frontiers of our world.
Silent Kingdom is both an ode both to the beauty of the ocean and the magnificent creatures that inhabit it and a call to action to preserve the fragile underwater world of our planet.