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Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel (Hardcover) by Seth Casteel - image 1 of 1
Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel (Hardcover) by Seth Casteel - image 1 of 1
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About the Book

From leaping lab to diving dachshund, the water is where a dog's distinct personality shines through. These 80 portraits by award-winning pet photographer and animal rights activist Casteel capture new sides of old friends with vibrant underwater photography.

Book Synopsis

The exuberant, exhilarating photographs of dogs underwater that have become a sensation.

From the water's surface, it's a simple exercise: a dog's leap, a splash, and then a wet head surfacing with a ball, triumphant.

But beneath the water is a chaotic ballet of bared teeth and bubbles, paddling paws, fur and ears billowing in the currents. From leaping Lab to diving Dachshund, the water is where a dog's distinct personality shines through; some lounge in the current, paddling slowly, but others arch their bodies to cut through the water with the focus and determination of a shark.

In more than eighty portraits, award-winning pet photographer and animal rights activist Seth Casteel captures new sides of our old friends with vibrant underwater photography that makes it impossible to look away. Each image bubbles with exuberance and life, a striking reminder that even in the most loveable and domesticated dog, there are more primal forces at work. In Underwater Dogs, Seth Casteel gives playful and energetic testament to the rough-and-tumble joy that our dogs bring into our lives.

Review Quotes

Included in O, The Oprah Magazine's holiday gift guide, Entertainment Weekly's best-selling gift books list, and The Star-Ledger's holiday gift guide.

"... it's the gleeful images of dogs plunging into swimming pools, chomping after their favorite toys, that have put Casteel on the map as one of this country's premier - and innovative - pet photographers." -- petsugar.com

"A great coffee table book." -- The Huffington Post

"Alternately gorgeous and terrifying, but always visually sumptuous." -- Entertainment Weekly

"Alternately humorous, rejuvenating, and even a little scary, these pictures of man's best friend in man's most essential liquid make us wonder why someone didn't think of taking pictures like this sooner." -- Complex.com

"Award-winning photographer Casteel captures his range of subjects with great affection and the variety of expressions and acrobatic poses will keep you chuckling for hours." -- The Daily Mail

"Different from anything you've seen before." -- CNN.com

"Dogs expressing their graceful and goofy selves while swimming." -- vetstreet.com

"Every image in this fetching work bubbles with life, reminding the reader that even in the most lovable and domesticated dog, there may be more primal forces at work." -- Publishers Weekly

"If you're as much of a sucker for great animal photos as I am, you'll love this different take on man's best friend." -- Melanie Stetson Freeman, Christian Science Monitor

"It's impossible to look at Under-water Dogs without smiling.... A delight-inducing book." -- BookPage

"Now we know exactly what to put on our holiday wish list!" -- pawnation.com

"Photographer Seth Casteel has done an unimaginable thing: he's created an entire photography book of dogs from an underwater perspective, and the photos are simply stunning.... Casteel is not only an animal lover but also an animal rescuer, and his genuine love of dogs shines through in his work." -- Babble Pets

"Seth Casteel's photos of dogs diving into swimming pools in hot pursuit of neon tennis balls have been a sensation." -- Washington Post

"Surprising and funny." -- New York Times

"The arresting portraits in Seth Casteel's Underwater Dogs reveal what's happening below the surface. Teeth gnashing, paws paddling, primal and hilarious, these canines bubble with irresistible energy." -- O, The Oprah Magazine

"The gorgeous, energetic snapshots are special in that they capture our pets in a primal state we rarely get to see." -- Entertainment Weekly's Shelf Life

"The most popular photography book of 2012." -- The San Francisco Chronicle

"These aqua-doggies are guaranteed to bring a smile to almost any face as they become a whimsically single-minded parade of bared teeth and whooshing paws going after the balls and other objects that Casteel tossed into his pool just before clicking away on his underwater camera." -- American Profile

"These pictures are amazing and sometimes terrifying." -- The New York Times Book Review's "Inside the List"

"Wide-eyed, wet-haired dog portraiture." -- Los Angeles Times

Seth Casteel's photographs are "a global phenomenon." -- Wired

About The Author

Seth Casteel is an award-winning photographer and the author of the national bestseller Underwater Dogs, Underwater Puppies, and Underwater Babies. His photographs of babies and animals have been featured in media including the New York Times, National Geographic Magazine, Morning Edition, the Washington Post, The Today Show, and Business Insider, as well as on the front page of outlets AOL, MSN, Yahoo, and hundreds of others. He lives in California.
Dimensions (Overall): 10.3 Inches (H) x 8.3 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.65 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 144
Genre: Photography
Sub-Genre: Subjects + Themes / Plants + Animals
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Format: Hardcover
Author: Seth Casteel
Language: English
Street Date: September 3, 2013
TCIN: 14302549
UPC: 9780316227704
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-2950
Origin: Made in the USA
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
mort1 - 8 years ago
Awesome book......we have labs and boxers in our family, and we got a kick out of this book. Never knew what they really looked like as they enjoy the water!
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Awesome book!!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Christyb - 8 years ago
It was thicker than I thought it would be. It's full of great pictures of our favorite little furry friends.
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Awesome for gifting

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
ECK - 9 years ago
This is a great coffee table book for dog lovers. I gifted to my uncle and aunt who have 3 giant 100lb chocolate labs. The photos are awesome and are great for guests to browse through when having people over. it's a great conversation starter.
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Great for family members still not internet savy

5 out of 5 stars
Krystle - 11 years ago
I purchased this book for many different family members. I heard about it on CNN.com. I have many family members still not active on the internet and so this makes a great gift. After purchasing 1 I looked through it and ordered 3 more with 1 for myself because as a dog lover it is a great conversation piece and the photography is phenomenal. If you need a gift for someone who has everything, I recommend this.
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