David Hall's Encounters in the Sea Photography

Seahorses & Sea Dragons Octopuses and Squids
David Hall
257 Ohayo Mountain Road
Woodstock, NY 12498 USA
Undersea Encounters is a series of ten educational books for children ages 8-12.

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David Hall began diving in the 1960s and has been photographing underwater professionally since 1980. Motivated initially by scientific curiosity and love of animals, the focus of his photography evolved to encompass aesthetic and environmental goals. "It has always been my hope that my fascination with, and respect for, all living things would show in my work and help to inspire similar feelings in others."

David's photographs have appeared in hundreds of books, magazines, calendars and other print media over the past 30 years. His photography has received numerous awards, among them three first place prizes in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, first prizes in the National Wildlife, Nature's Best and Sierra competitions and third prize in the Festival Mondial de l'Image Sous-marine (World Festival of Underwater Pictures), among others, and has had the honor of serving as a final round judge for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

David Hall has a B.S. in Zoology with additional graduate work and is the recipient of an award from the International Institute for Species Exploration for co-authoring the scientific description of Histiophryne psychedelica, named one of the ten most significant new species for 2009. He has written for photographic, scientific, natural history and diving-oriented publications, is the author of a photographic book, Beneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, and the co-author of ten marine life books for children in Scholastic's Undersea Encounters series.


U.S. Magazines: Audubon; International Wildlife; National Geographic; Natural History; Oceans; Ocean Realm; Omni; Skin Diver; Sierra; Smithsonian; Time.
International: Airone (Italy); BBC Wildlife (UK); Equinox (Canada); Geo (Germany); Sinra (Japan); Terre Sauvage (France).
Calendars: Audubon; Sierra Club; World Wildlife Fund; Inner Reflection.
Advertising: Discovery Channel; Microsoft; Nature Conservancy; Nikon.


Natural History
BBC Wildlife 2001
BBC Wildlife 2001
Ocean Realm
National Poetry Review
Sea Frontiers
Reader's Digest


Text by David Hall and Mary Jo Rhodes; Photographs by David Hall
(Published by Scholastic and available at Amazon.com)

Seahorses & Sea Dragons
Octopuses and Squids
Partners in the Sea
Octopuses and Squids
Life in a Kelp Forest
Life on a Coral Reef
Predators of the Sea
Survival Secrets
Sea Mammals


All images © David Hall. Any unauthorized use or reproduction of these images is strictly forbidden.