Philip Hamilton is a photographer and ocean conservationist.
"Hamilton's camera captures underwater splendors. . . . Call of
the Blue takes the viewer on a journey through ocean ecosystems
we rarely observe."-- "Sierra Magazine"
"In Call of the Blue there are pin-sharp close-ups of a hawksbill turtle and a great white shark--and of a tiny xeno crab and a strange group of Lambert's worm sea cucumbers. There are also great splashes of colourful reefs and gaudy anemones, and a silvery view into the mouth of a whale shark, the largest fish in the world. Coursing through this visual warmth is an icy current: essays and interviews with scientists, photographers and 'ocean guardians'--people who are devoted to protecting the oceans. Though they are clearly fascinated by all things oceanic, the stories they tell are more terrifying than any tiger shark. The waters are warming; as a result, corals are bleaching and dying, leaving creatures of all types homeless and vulnerable. We are catching too many fish and filling the oceans with plastic. . . . This magnificent book is [Hamilton's] call to arms. Let's hope it works." -- "The Economist's 1843 Magazine"