The sea


Philip Plisson, the world-famous marine photographer, gives free rein to his abiding passion for the sea.

Nearly 200 images – sixteen in glorious panoramic fold-outs – capture the sea’s drama, power and changeability – as well as the exhilaration of sailboat regattas and races. From solitary lighthouses to seaside communities, Plisson’s photographs also explore our desire to live close to the sea, and his portrayal of the navigator’s solitude among the elements leaves us with a new sense of admiration for those who dare explore dangerous waters.

An engaging introduction by novelist Yann Queffélec speaks of his own love for the sea and its mysteries while also addressing environmental dangers that threaten the fragile ecological balance of the oceans.