From the creator of the Oscar-winning documentary My Octopus Teacher and his diving partner comes a best-in-class photographic picture book about the wonders of the sea.
Here’s an ode to the mysteries of the ocean, the animals who share our planet, and the healing power of nature from the Oscar-winning creator of the Netflix documentary My Octopus Teacher and his diving partner.
This meditation on the treasures to be found in the Great African Sea Forest introduces the many wonders of an environment that always surprises—from the tiniest sea snails to the shapeshifting octopus to the gently singing whales.
Illustrated with gorgeous underwater photography of the fascinating creatures and places most of us will never witness firsthand, this picture book is a window into another world and all it has to share with us.
About the Author
CRAIG FOSTER is one of the world’s leading natural history filmmakers and co-founder of the Sea Change Project. His film My Octopus Teacher follows the story of his year with a wild octopus, at the same time honoring his pact to dive every day for a year. Through this regular intensive immersion, he has uncovered a plethora of new animal behaviors and species, one of which is a shrimp that has been named after him: Heteromysis Fosteri.
ROSS FRYLINCK is a co-founder of the Sea Change Project. He is also a co-founder of Autonomy, the international exhibition for sustainable mobility based in Paris. Ross is a writer and photographer, and a former commissioning editor at Cambridge University Press. He has been working for ocean conservation for the past 15 years and lives in Cape Town.
"What a magnificent book—a perfect gift for anyone who loves nature." — Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace
★"A powerful expression of love and respect for the ocean and the magnificent creatures that live in its waters. Highly recommended." — School Library Journal (starred review)
“In a gentle, leisurely tone, [Foster and Frylinck] invite readers to ‘dive into the clear, cold water . . . relax and explore.’ The photographs are colorful and unusual. This is a delight. Dive in!” — Kirkus Reviews
"Foster and Frylinck, cofounders of the Sea Change Project and creators of the documentary My Octopus Teacher, invite readers on a mesmerizing guided tour of the Great African Sea Forest. A visual gem." — Publishers Weekly