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Realm of the Pygmy Seahorse
(An Underwater Photography Adventure)

Realm of the Pygmy Seahorse
Realm of the Pygmy Seahorse is a book project that took approximately four years to complete. For the photography, I did several trips to the Lembeh Strait in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The core expedition lasted 5 months.
I wanted to avoid juxtaposing nice photographs with little information because I believe that the reader nowadays wants to learn more about the subjects. Therefore, I devoted a lot of time doing research about the behaviour on the subjects in my photographs.
I also wanted to give answers to questions that I have had for years. For example, "how do crinoid shrimps manage to acquire the exact same colour as their host crinoid" or "is an octopus colour blind?"
David W. Behrens, who was the scientific editor, spent countless hours assisting me with the text in terms of scientific accuracy. His contribution and encouragement have been tremendous.
In the book you will find no poetry, a few jokes and a lot of scientific information about the behaviour of the subjects in the photographs. I hope you will enjoy it.


31χ25 εκ., 256 σελίδες
Δέσιμο: Σκληρό εξώφυλλο
Τόπος έκδοσης: Αθήνα
Ταξινόμιση DDC: 779 (Φωτογραφίες)
Άλλα πρόσωπα: Κωνσταντίνος Πετρηνός (Φωτογράφος)
ISBN: 978-960-87016-0-1
ISBN (10ψήφιο): 960-87016-0-0
Βάρος: 1.201 κιλά
Εκδότης: Starfish press
Έτος Κυκλοφορίας: 2001
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Constantinos Petrinos is a full time professional underwater photographer. He was born in Athens in 1961 and spent his early childhood in Cameroon, Africa. While growing up he aspired to become a marine biologist but more practical considerations led him to business studies. He obtained a Master΄s in Business Administration from Dartmouth College in the USA. A while ago he decided to free himself from business suits and suffocating ties and dive the world΄s oceans. His photographs have won awards at many competitions, including the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year. His articles have appeared in various magazines, such as BBC Wildlife, Tauchen, Der Spiegel, Dive, Oceans Illustrated and the Greek editions of National Geographic and National Geographic Traveller. He is the photographer on location for the Hellenic Institute of Marine Archaeology, which conducts underwater excavations in conjunction with the Greek Ministry of Culture. Constantinos is the underwater photography expert for the Nikon Owners Club International. Throughout the year, Constantinos conducts slide shows in Greek schools, to promote marine awareness. He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. Constantinos prefers to stay on location for a minimum of two months when working on major projects. He believes that you need to spend many hours underwater to familiarise yourself with the particular habitat and the species present in order to be able to capture behavioural scenes on film. For his book, Realm of the Pygmy Seahorse, he spent five months in Sulawesi and took 25,000 slides.

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