From Above and Below

Man and the Sea


From the creator of The Earth from the Air, a spectacular photographic exploration of the world’s oceans

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Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Brian Skerry, Goodplanet Foundation


Spanning from the Arctic to the tropics, from large-scale views of breathtaking coastlines to close-up images of sea life, From Above and Below is a compelling, entirely unique journey through a fascinating world. Spectacular aerial images by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and underwater photographs by Brian Skerry offer a top-to-bottom tour of the world’s oceans, while the illuminating text covers the sea’s critical mechanisms, from currents to food chains.

The greatest challenges facing the oceans, such as overfishing and pollution, are also investigated. Telling the inspiring stories of research and activism occurring around the world, the book features cutting-edge insight and interviews with experts from a wide variety of fields.

Through the dual perspective of two acclaimed photographers, From Above and Below explores the crucial and ever-evolving relationship between mankind and the ocean, forming an unforgettable portrait of the global need for sustainable development.

Additional information

Weight 2738 g
Dimensions 27.4 x 34.4 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 17 May 2013
Number of pages 304
Format Hardback
Dimensions 27.4 x 34.4 cm
Weight 2738 g


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Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a world-renowned aerial photographer, journalist, reporter and environmentalist. He is especially well known for his book Earth from Above and his film 'Home'. He has published over 30 books.

Brian Skerry is a photographer renowned for creating thrilling underwater images for such magazines as Sports Illustrated, BBC Wildlife, GEO and Esquire, among others.