Now only €10.00
& Text by Paul Kay
Island Marine Station has promoted the understanding and
appreciation of Ireland's marine environment since 1975 and
has published Ireland's Hidden Depths to showcase this truly
with nature photographer and author Paul Kay, the beautiful,
intriguing and fascinating creatures that can be found in
the shallow waters around Ireland's coast. Experience Paul's
enthusiasm for this remarkable wildlife, which he has been
photographing for nearly 30 years.
the twenty-first century the undersea world remains a hidden
one. Although Irelands coast, particularly in the west,
offers some of the clearest temperate waters in Europe, the
sea surface is a visual barrier which is hard to see through,
making it difficult to appreciate the beauty of the plants
and animals that live below the waves.
follows on from Ireland's Marine Life A World of Beauty
which was originally published by Sherkin Island Marine Station
in 1992. Its aim remains the same as the earlier book: to
showcase the stunningly beautiful marine world which surrounds
Ireland and which is all too often overlooked. It benefits
from advances in our understanding of the marine environment
and its inhabitants, as well as in the technology of underwater
Paul Kay has accumulated nearly 30 years of photographic
experience since graduating with an honours degree in Scientific
Photography, and has been a full-time freelance photographer
for over 20 years. He also holds a commercial scuba diving
certificate and his temperate underwater photographs have
resulted in his gaining a distinction of Fellowship of the
Royal Photographic Society.
in the marine world began when he worked as a volunteer at
the Sherkin Island Marine Station in the early 1980s. Since
then he has dived extensively around the coasts of Ireland
and Britain, in other temperate areas and in the tropics.
He has had many thousands of photographs published in magazines
and books around the world. He also works as an underwater
978-1-870492-53-9 · 160 pp · Softback (with
Size 277 x 227 mm · 200 colour photographs
was: €17.99 Now: €10.00!
postage: Ireland - €3.00; Rest of world - €7.50)
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