Palme D’or International book of the Year at this year's World Underwater Pictures Festival Marseilles (formally Antibes)
Phillippines Heart of the Ocean
148 pages, Full colour, Hard Cover
Philippines - ‘The Heart of the Ocean is one of the finest books of the ocean; the first in the world to illustrate and celebrate the richness of life in both shallow and deep water of the South East Asian Seas. In its true intent, the volume evolved as an accolade for the Earth richest marine biodiversity province. This high quality 7 colour production pictorial encapsulates the richness and beauty of what lies beneath the heart of the Philippine Sea into one exquisite volume. Celebrating the art of nature and the wonders of biological science this production reveals the usual suspects of coral reefs, the pelagic zone, inshore and fringing reefs, and the oceanic atolls and well as several deep sea critters from the heart of the tropical ocean seen for the very first time.
The author and photographer of Philippines - ‘The Heart of the Ocean is Michael AW, Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographer elegantly brings together a repertoire of images that vigorously expose the extraterrestrial beauty of underwater life in extraordinary perspective. Many of these pictures have been selected for archival fine art collections and limited edition reproduction. A trailer of this production recently won the SILVER DIVER AWARD at the
2008 World Underwater Pictures Festival in France.
Part of the Proceeds of the limited edition is designated for OceanNEnvironment’s “SAVE OUR SEAS” fund to support research and conservation projects in the Asia Pacific. The limited edition production is endorsed by President Gloria Arroyo and supported by the Department of Tourism Philippines