Underwater Dogs

Underwater Dogs

Book - 2012
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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.

Baker & Taylor
An award-winning pet photographer and animal rights activist presents 80 underwater portraits of canine pals, each with their own unique personalities depicted in the bubbles, paws in mid-paddle and billowing ears.

Baker
& Taylor

Presents over eighty underwater portraits of canine pals, each with their own unique personalities depicted in the bubbles, paws in mid-paddle, and billowing ears that reveal themselves beneath the surface of the water.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Little , Brown and Co.,, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 132 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 27 cm
ISBN: 9780316227704
0316227706
Branch Call Number: 636.70022 Cas

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SPPL_Anna Mar 24, 2018

Joyful and fun! A great book to engage all kinds of kids.

forbesrachel Dec 11, 2014

These goofy-looking, underwater-loving dogs are sure to amuse. Each photo captures the dog just as it is experiencing pure joy, whether this is diving for a ball or a ring. A simple little rhyme accompanies these images to give some context, but is otherwise just included for fun. The back includes land photos of all the dogs, and some information on all the different breeds.

MsMonica_0 Nov 03, 2014

Kids and parents both enjoyed the fun, friendly underwater dog photographs in this story. Unlike the grown-up version of "Underwater Dogs", this kids version contains no scary dog pictures and nearly all of the pictures are full color. A great book to share at story time or for a snuggle. Toddlers - grade 2. Who doesn't love goofy dog pictures?

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PearlyKayAm1
Oct 24, 2014

This book is so good that I bought a copy. It is my go-to book when I need a chuckle. The quality of the photographs is amazing. This is a great book for anybody who loves dogs.

KCLSLibrarians Apr 04, 2014

If the cover doesn't get you the photos inside will! This is a delighful, laugh out loud series of photographs taken as the dogs plung into the water. Need a lift? Page through this book!

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aboyter
Jul 29, 2013

How cute! These pictures made me laugh and recoil (some of the dogs look like sharks!). But when you get to the end and see the snap shots of each dog who contributed to the book, you'll go, "awww" because they are so sweet looking.

Greg_library May 07, 2013

A great book for dog lovers! Readers will be amazed and amused by the photography showing the sometimes-bizarre distortion of the various dogs' faces in the water. It makes you glad you're not a tennis ball. The unexpected laugh occurs when you see the 'normal' photos of the participating dogs and try to reconcile them with the underwater photos.

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Greg_library May 07, 2013

The is essentially a photo-essay of a project

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