With a foreword by renowned characters like Sylvia Earle, David Doubilet and Michael Aw, Christian shares his passion for nature and spreading awareness of the state of the oceans through underwater photography.
Silent Kingdom is the conglomeration of imagery, of his journey across the world during the last decade. The artist brings a perspective of simplicity through monochromatic images that have brought him recognition of his talent in the scene.
Photography by Christian Vizl | Introduction by Dr. Sylvia A. Earle
Through stunning black-and-white images, award-winning photographer Christian Vizl uses a masterful control of light and shadow to portray the creatures of the sea as they are rarely seen, at home in the ethereal world beneath the waves, in Silent Kingdom: A World Beneath the Waves (Earth Aware Editions).
Capturing a range of undersea scenes and moods—from the ferocity of sharks to the playful dance of dolphins—Vizl turns aquatic creatures and marine seascapes into visions of sublime grace and beauty suspended in time and space. With each turn of the page, venture deeper into the one realm in which humans do not reign and discover an unforgettable world that few have ever seen.
Though the ocean covers over 70 percent of planet Earth, over 80 percent of that vast underwater wilderness remains unexplored. As the impact of human activity reaches these once-untouched regions, it is more important than ever to acknowledge both the preciousness of our seas and the necessity of protecting one of Earth’s last truly wild frontiers.
Silent Kingdom is an ode to the beauty of the ocean and the magnificent creatures that inhabit it as well as a call to action to preserve our planet’s fragile underwater world.
About the Author:
Christian Vizl was born in Mexico City and has been a photographer for three decades. He has won dozens of professional photography awards, including Wildlife Photographer of the Year and International Photographer of the Year, and his images have been published in numerous publications, including National Geographic and Ocean Geographic.
Dr. Sylvia A. Earleis president and chairman of Mission Blue. She has been called “Her Deepness” by the New Yorker and the New York Times, named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress, and chosen as Time magazine’s first “hero for the planet.” She is an oceanographer, explorer, author, and lecturer.
In case you missed his interview with CNN International this morning, you can find it in the link below: