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Marc Shargel to Open His Studio in October
Marc Shargel, prepared to photograph marine life.

In conjunction with the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County, Marc Shargel will be opening his studio in Felton to the public for four weekend days during the month of October. On display will be new work from his recent expedition to the Galapagos Islands. Marc and 15 more artists in the San Lorenzo Valley will be keeping special extended hours this year. Click here for more information.


Latest Tales and Tails From the Deep Blue

Read Marc Shargel's accounts of his recent three-week expedition to Ecuador and the Galapagos, his assessment of conservation in those islands, and tales of his recent explorations in California. See the new entries in the blog now.

New Photo Shows This Fall and Winter

Marc Shargel's photos will be on display at businesses in Felton and Scotts Valley later this year. Visit them during business hours to enjoy the images. Learn more.

Welcome to the Living Sea Images website
Marc Shargel, prepared to photograph marine life.
Our website gives you access to an "ocean" of marine imagery by Marc Shargel. You can easily select pictures of any subject from our online library of images. As of November, 2014 there are more than 9,700 images here. Just type what you want in the "Search for..." area at top right. You can browse our many galleries under the "Portfolio" menu choice. Or look into our Wonders of the Sea series of books, framed photography for your walls, or our marine conservation work.

"I've seen a lot of changes in Central California's ocean since I began diving here in 1978. I first took a camera underwater in 1982. Since then I've been using images to communicate the beauty and fragility of our marine life to people who might otherwise never know about it."
— Marc Shargel


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Marc Shargel's Wonders of the Sea series of books, currently at three volumes, is the most complete underwater photographic presentation of California's sea life available. These gorgeous, full color coffee-table books will beautify any library or living room, and captivate adults and children alike. The Wonders of the Sea books have been praised by marine biologists, conservationists, and members of California's Fish and Game Commission. Copies signed by the author are available directly through this website.
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