BAY OF LIFE: FROM WIND TO WHALES
Renowned National Geographic photographer-writer team Frans Lanting and Chris Eckstrom have documented far corners of our living planet for decades. But the place they know best is California’s Monterey Bay, where they have lived for more than 30 years. “To us, Monterey Bay is one of Earth’s natural crown jewels,” they write. “We know of no other place in the world where land and sea connect in such an extraordinary way.”
Monterey Bay’s natural abundance is due to a unique confluence of land and sea, shaped by the forces of fog and fire and influenced by the actions of people. After the Gold Rush began, a great demand for natural resources stripped the land of trees and the sea of marine mammals and fish. But that ecological collapse has been reversed in our time. Bay of Life celebrates a remarkable recovery which shows that damaged ecosystems can be restored when people care and take action together.
This book is a centerpiece of the Bay of Life Project, which presents a unified view of the Monterey Bay region through publications, exhibitions, events, and partnerships. The Project’s goal is to spark engagement that contributes to a sustainable future for the Bay of Life.
BAY OF LIFE – TRADE EDITION
Hardcover: 240 pages
Size: 11.4 x 10.5 inches, 5 pounds
Price: $60 USD + tax & shipping
Available October 2022