Underwater Dogs

Underwater Dogs
Author: Seth Casteel
Rating: 4.35
Bestsellers Rate: 13028
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: None
Pages: 132
Hours of reading: 2.2 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 17,19 €

About the book

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.


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"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 Biography

Seth Casteel is an American photographer, known primarily for his photographs of underwater dogs.

Early life

Casteel is from Decatur, Illinois, but lives in New York City and Venice Beach, California. Casteel is a self-taught professional photographer.


In 2007, Casteel began volunteering to photograph homeless pets to help them find adoptive families. In 2011, Casteel was struggling financially when he spent several thousand dollars on an underwater camera apparatus and started taking pictures of dogs swimming underwater.On February 9, 2012, Casteel's photos of underwater dogs were posted to Reddit and Google+. His photographs went viral and were viewed by millions. Traffic on his own website increased from 200 per day to 100,000 per day. He subsequently published a book of his photographs, Underwater Dogs, which became a New York Times Bestseller, in fact its best selling photography book of 2012.Since then, Casteel has worked primarily as a pet photographer, accepting commissions and commercial assignments, and exhibiting his artwork in galleries around the world. His work has been published in National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, The Telegraph, Huffington Post and in numerous other websites and publications. Casteel has also appeared on Good Morning America, EXTRA, Jeopardy!, The Insider and Inside Edition.

Later activities

Casteel founded a non-profit organization, One Picture Saves a Life, to improve the image of animal rescue and adoption initiatives through photography.Some of Casteel's pictures of infant swimming were published in the New York Times magazine in June 2014.


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Authors: Seth Casteel
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Languages: | English |
Original Language:
ISBN13: 9780316227704
ISBN10: 0316227706
Reference Edition:
Edition: None
Edition Statement: None
Illustrations: Illustrations; Frontispiece; Illustrations, color; Illustrations, black and white
Literature Country: None
Literature Period: None
Book Format: Hardback
Book Binding: None
Paper: None
Font: None
Pages: 132
Book Weight: 748
Book Dimensions: 211x262x18
Circulation: None
Publication date: Nov. 5, 2012
First Publication Date: None
Publication City/Country: New York, United States

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