Published: October 23, 2012
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
My Rating: 4/5
Summary (from chapters.ca):
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 by award-winning pet photographer and animal rights activist Seth Casteel capture 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.
Images from the Book:
**NOTE: A copy of this book was provided by the publisher. However, no compensations were made and this review reflects my honest thoughts and feelings.**
I first came across these pictures when I was browsing on Pinterest and how could you not absolutely love the overall look of them? Now, I do have a Golden Retriever (1 year old) at home but am by no means a dog-lover... I am much more a cat person!
When the book arrived, I was blown away by the amazing photography and the overall look of the book. I loved how simple it was - just pictures with names and ages of the dogs. After the short introduction, I quickly flipped through each of the pictures and found myself smiling and giggling at so many of the doggies.
The only reason that I didn't give this book a 5/5 was simply because for $20, I was expecting a little more to each picture. This would be an amazing coffee table book but the substance was a little lacking.
Overall, I looooved the pictures and for dog-lovers, this would be a great gift. However, a lot of the pictures are available online so they aren't new or surprising!