Few underwater photographers fail to include the Galápagos Islands on their bucket list of destinations, but traveling to this archipelago of volcanic islands in the Pacific, 500 miles off the coast, may seem more than a little daunting. A new guidebook entitled simply Galápagos, by Josef Litt, aims to take all the hard work out of preparing for that once-in-a-lifetime trip.
Self-published by Litt under the Mostly Underwater imprint, the 288-page softcover book includes much of direct interest to divers and underwater image-makers, with sections dedicated to individual islands including specifics on dive sites alongside extensive information on the topside geography, flora and fauna. The book also features detailed chapters on the history of the islands as well as the archipelago’s many iconic species—giant tortoises, marine iguanas, Darwin’s finches, and Galápagos penguins among them.
The author’s impressive underwater imagery is among the book’s more than 300 full-color photos and illustrations. In recent years, Litt has been honing his craft with the help of famed underwater shooter Alex Mustard, and Alex makes an appearance here too, with an enthusiastic endorsement of the book in the preface.
Shipping in early February 2018, Galápagos costs £29.90 ($40) and can be pre-ordered now from mostlyunderwaterbooks.com.
Josef Litt announces his new book, GALÁPAGOS. It is a brand new and unique guide to the islands full of captivating information and first-hand stories – with 288 pages overflowing with more than 300 stunning photographs as well as original illustrations. The book is available for pre-order. Shipping times are expected to be in early February 2018.
GALÁPAGOS will take you on a breath-taking journey through the magic archipelago also from underwater and bird's eye perspectives. It uncovers fascinating behaviour of the unique Galápagos fauna. It is filled with stories of discovery and colonisation but also of exploitation, deceit, mutiny and murder. If you plan to visit Galápagos or would just like to know more about the incredible archipelago, this is the book for you.
“I found the writing crisp, clear and engaging, jam-packed with intriguing theories, eye-opening facts, and attractive illustrations. Here’s a book that I – and I hope many others – will use and enjoy for a long time to come.” – Tui De Roy, world-renowned photographer and author of the most acclaimed books about Galápagos.
“A must-read for anyone planning to visit the islands and equally for those that already have a place in their heart for Galápagos.” – Dr Alexander Mustard, internationally awarded underwater photographer and a commended author.
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