Hardcover, 216 pages, (April 2002) Usually ships within 24 hours. Amazon Review
A master of underwater photography, David Doubilet captured his first images at the age of 12 in the cold, murky waters of New Jersey in the late 1950s, an era when the equipment was primitive and every picture was a struggle heavily dependent on luck. Since then, due in no small part to Doubilets contributions, underwater photography has advanced rapidly, allowing the world to see clearly the once invisible beauty and mystery that lies beneath the surface of the worlds oceans. For many years, Doubilet, a veteran National Geographic photographer, has worked to photograph the entire length of Australias immense and spectacular Great Barrier Reef. Great Barrier Reef is the stunning culmination of his efforts. This breathtaking, collector-quality edition features 125 spectacular photographs and essays that capture the complex web of life along the 1,250-mile length of the Great Barrier Reef and presents a rare, complete portrait of this natural underseas wonder.