Underwater Dogs: Never-Before-Seen Photos

Award-winning photographer Seth Casteel has been featured on Good Morning America, Extra, CNN World Report, The Today Show, JEOPARDY! and in Time Magazine. As one of the most published pet photographers in the world, his work can be seen in hundreds of magazines, calendars, posters, books, and TV shows. Seth has also had the privilege of working with and photographing a variety of celebrities including Cesar Millan, Ellen DeGeneres, Amy Smart, Denise Richards, Perez Hilton, the cast of "Twilight," and the cast of GLEE. His passion for working with animals shines through in his craftsmanship, whether he’s on location in Beverly Hills photographing a pampered pooch or volunteering at the local shelter taking pictures of dogs and cats to help find them forever homes. Please visit SecondChancePhotos.org to learn more about Seth’s dedication to helping pets through photography.

We interviewed Seth about his Underwater Dogs project earlier this year, and today, Seth shares some never-before-seen photos from his newly released book that is now a New York Times Bestseller. The book is available for purchase and is definitely the perfect holiday gift for any animal lover.

Underwater Dogs features the exuberant, exhilarating photographs of dogs underwater that have become a sensation

From the water's surface, it's a simple exercise: a dog's leap, a splash, and then a wet head surfacing with a ball, triumphant.

But beneath the water is a chaotic ballet of bared teeth and bubbles, paddling paws, fur and ears billowing in the currents. From leaping lab to diving dachshund, the water is where a dog's distinct personality shines through; some lounge in the current, paddling slowly, but others arch their bodies to cut through the water with the focus and determination of a shark.

In Underwater Dogs, more than eighty portraits by award-winning pet photographer and animal rights activist Seth Casteel capture new sides of our old friends with vibrant underwater photography that makes it impossible to look away. Each image bubbles with exuberance and life, a striking reminder that even in the most loveable and domesticated dog, there are more primal forces at work. In Underwater Dogs, Seth Casteel gives playful and energetic testament to the rough-and-tumble joy that our dogs bring into our lives.

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Seth is also part of Second-Chance Photos, a non-profit dedicated to saving pets through photography. By teaching workshops at shelters in the United States and beyond, Seth's mission is to educate and inspire other passionate animal ambassadors to improve the image of rescue and adoption, striving towards ending pet overpopulation and unnecessary suffering. Please visit the website to learn more and how you can help.

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