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The new stunning book authored by Josef Litt offers a comprehensive picture of one of the most extraordinary places on our planet.

Elements of history, science and personal travelogue packed with beautiful photography will take you on a dazzling journey through the magic archipelago. It’s the ultimate guide to the Galápagos islands full of captivating information and first-hand stories - with 288 pages filled with more than 300 stunning photographs as well as original illustrations. GALÁPAGOS uncovers fascinating behaviour of its unique fauna. It is filled with stories of discovery and colonisation but also of exploitation, deceit, mutiny and murder.

The book is available on and in the United States. Readers in the United Kingdom and Europe will find their copy on

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Josef says, “I consider myself lucky that I had the time and means to write GALÁPAGOS, a book about the Galapagos islands. I would be delighted if the book was used as a Galapagos islands map, a companion on Galapagos tours and cruises, and as an entertaining source of information at home. Human presence and actions more often than not put nature and its creatures in danger of obliteration. If there is a more significant purpose behind the photographs and the stories, it should be to demonstrate how precious nature is and how important it is to keep it preserved.”

“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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By Jennifer Idol

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As I flew over the Gulf of Mexico on a return trip from Tobago, the pilot made an announcement. We were flying over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. I sat on the right side of the plane in a window seat and pressed my face against the window. As I looked down, I saw an array of oil tankers surrounding water that flamed as they desperately tried to contain the spillage. I did not take a photo. Instead, I burned the image into my mind.

The moment the sight receded into the distance, I deeply regretted freezing in my seat and gazing downward without capturing the scene. This spill took place in my backyard. As a Texan with nearly 20 years of diving experience, I knew our underwater environment would be immensely impacted.

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SEADUCTION - The Sensuous Side of the Sea is a stunning collection of photographs that captures the abstract side of sea life, which explodes with color, texture, and visual excitement. Photographed by world-renowned underwater photographer Beverly Factor, the images are so otherworldly that they capture one’s attention immediately. Nature’s complexity is front and center in these incredible images of various underwater creatures that invite multiple viewings and interpretations. Called the Georgia O’Keefe of the underwater realm, Beverly’s seductive images portray the ocean’s magical world in intimate close-us, featuring outrageous color combinations, mysterious patterns, textures, and sensual movements.

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