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Open Studios Returns in October
The Grand Canyon from famous Nankoweap Trail

After a Covid-forced cancellation in 2020, the annual Santa Cruz Open Studios show is back this October. We're rearranging things a bit to ensure everyone's health and safety, and look forward to welcoming you on

October 9-10 & 16-17, 11:00am to 5:30pm all four days

View new photographic work from 13 days in the Grand Canyon and a recent trip to Southern California's Channel Islands. Enjoy the outdoor ambience while viewing our art on the deck.

For more information see our events page. Links to get the show guide in printed form or as an app for your phone are here. And watch our newsletter for all the details. If you aren't on our newsletter list, sign in here to receive it.

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Now you can support us on Patreon

We've just launched a new presence on Patreon. Patreon allows us to offer you a stream of monthly imagery, news about our work and environmental updates. Subscribers get a new photo to download each month, which can be used as wallpaper on your phone if you like. You also get access to posts on Patreon just for our fans. Subscriptions start at just $3 a month.

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At higher levels you can receive notecards and prints bearing our photos, along with the digital pictures and information described above. Check out our new page on Patreon!

 

 



Help Save Kelp:
The Latest Video by Marc Shargel
Help Save Kelp Video

As Sea Urchins Devour Kelp Forests Inside Central California Marine Protected Areas
And Out. We Ask: Will Anything Be Done?

Marc Shargel's newest video Help Save Kelp examines what is happening, and efforts by local volunteers to fight back the onslaught. But so far the state won't help—and makes them criminals for trying!

The complete video of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, presented on May 8, 2020 in collaboration with the vailable now! Share Marc Shargel's underwater adventures along the California Coast and learnhow the recent proliferation of sea urchins has caused a major ecosystem shift in kelp forests from Monterey to Mendocino.

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A pair of Atlantic Puffins

We now have a store for merchandise bearing our photographic images at RedBubble.com.

You Can Do Your Gift Shopping With Us!
Fine art photo enlargements, books, notecards and mini prints are all available directly from this website.

A huge array of items bearing our photographic images can be ordered from RedBubble.com. From t-shirts to socks, shower curtains to pillows, mugs to rugs, RedBubble.com has all kinds of gift items.

Browse our Books
Look into our Books
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.
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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