Living Sea Images Marine Life Photography

Upcoming Author Events, Image Shows, and Lectures

 

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea:
An Underwater View of
Life in California’s Ocean

If you missed Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, when it was presented May 8, 2020, don't fret! You can see the complete video at this link:
LivingSeaimages.com/voyage

Take a Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, be carried on the words and pictures of California marine explorer and conservationist Marc Shargel. Join him for underwater adventures along the California Coast, from Oregon to Mexico, from Humboldt and Mendocino Counties to the Channel Islands, including remote dive sites in Big Sur. Marc's talk will conclude in Monterey Bay, using dive sites in Shargel’s backyard to show how the recent proliferation of sea urchins has caused a major ecosystem shift in kelp forests from Monterey to Mendocino.

Chelsea Prindle, manager of the The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center was the evening's moderator.

00:00 to 04:30 - Introduction
04:30 to 28:00 - California underwater, Oregon to Mexico
28:00 to 44:30 - The disappearance of kelp forests from Monterey, and what to do about it.
44:30
to 1:15:30 - Q & A

Marc Shargel is a vocal advocate for marine conservation. From 2000 to 2007 he participated in the effort that created new marine protected areas (like underwater parks) along the Central Coast and throughout California, bringing his images and under-water insight into the political arena. Since then, Marc Shargel has presented at dive clubs, civic groups, schools and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, offering education about MPAs and sharing the beauty of the underwater world.

Video Voyages

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, an online presentation featuring photographs and commentary by Marc Shargel:
Voyage Video

00:00 to 04:30 - Introduction
04:30 to 28:00 - California underwater, Oregon to Mexico
28:00 to 44:30 - The disappearance of kelp forests from Monterey, and what to do about it.
44:30
to 1:15:30 - Q & A


In the autumn of 2016 we created two short videos, and you don't have to travel or even wait a moment to see them! Just click below.

Video from Marc Shargel's Galápagos expedition:Link to Galapagos Video

 

Video from Central California, Fiji and British Columbia, 2012-2016:
Link to California Video



We Take Requests!


If you'd like to have Marc speak to your group, send an email here. If you're wondering whether our presentations are a good match for your group or event, have a look at the events we've done in the past.


Marc Shargel has been a frequent presenter at clubs and civic groups all over Northern and Central California. More than a dozen clubs, as well as civic and volunteer groups, have seen his talks "Islands of the Eastern Pacific" and "An Underwater Swim Across the Pacific." In 2001 he presented images of endangered Manatees from West Florida. In 2002 his presentations featured images from the South Pacific Islands of Palau, Yap, and Bali.

Current and Upcoming Photo Shows     
 

 

Open Studios is back for 2021
Four days: Saturdays and Sundays
October 9-10 & 16-17, 2021
11:00 AM to 5:30 PM each day

Open Studios Poster

 

Visual Arts Network—Santa Cruz County
Is Online Now

Remember life before the pandemic, when I would enthusiastically invite you to visit my Open Studio in person every October? The need to maintain physical distance has forced Open Studios to move online this year, and so the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County has created the VISUAL ARTS NETWORK.

This is a huge, new art exchange on the web, where more than the 300 artists that typically show in Open Studios have posted their work. Right now there are 357! You can find my display here.

You don't have to worry about scheduled hours, the VISUAL ARTS NETWORK is open now, 24/7. You don't have to worrry about location, the VISUAL ARTS NETWORK is on the device that's in your hands.

I've found that I can "walk" from studio to studio with a quick click and view the work of several artists in just a few minutes. It's like being able to walk into the printed Open Studios catalog of previous years, like Alice into Wonderland. The only downer is that in order to take home the artwork you fall in love with, you have to email or phone the artist.

Here's a hint: you can reach me at 831-335-4849 or send an email here.

 

Photo Show at the SEC in Santa Cruz

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea:
An Underwater View of
Life in California’s Ocean

Originally scheduled for May, 2020, now postponed to late 2020 or early 2021. New date TBA, watch this space for updates.

at
The Monterey Bay National Marine
Sanctuary Exploration Center
35 Pacific Avenue

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Award-winning marine photographer Marc Shargel will be showing images from Humboldt County to Southern California at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center (SEC) for the entire month of May. The show will illustrate the beauty and diversity of life beneath our coastal ocean. This curated collection of underwater photographs by Marc Shargel will be displayed on the newly-upgraded exhibit wall of the SEC for approximately a month, dates TBA.

The show will illustrate the brilliant colors and diversity of forms displayed by our local marine life. While some creatures, like fish, sea lions and otters, are familiar and immediately recognizable, others are strange and alien-looking. Check out the peculiar shapes and kaleidoscopic hues of jellies, tunicates, nudibranchs, anemones, and more. Shargel's artful photographs will draw appreciation from biologists and wonder from all.

Marc Shargel has been scuba diving the coast of California for more than 40 years. Over the years Shargel has traveled internationally to some of the most coveted dive locations, from Cuba to Fiji to the Galapagos. Among the highlights of his career are visits to California’s best and most remote dives: He’s been on ten multi-day expeditions down the Big Sur coast. He made his first boat trip south of Point Sur in the company of renowned marine explorer Robert Schmieder, back in the early 1990s. He has dived isolated offshore rocks in Mendocino and Humboldt Counties, the Farallon Islands and Southern California’s Channel Islands. This photo show will include astonishing images from dive sites renowned for their lush, diverse ecology, including Arena Rock near Mendocino, Farnsworth Banks off Catalina Island, and deep and remote Schmieder Bank in Big Sur.

Marc Shargel is a vocal advocate for marine conservation. From 2000 to 2007 he participated in the effort that created new marine protected areas (like underwater parks) along the Central Coast, and throughout California, bringing his images and under-water insight into the political arena. Since then, Marc Shargel published four books on California marine life. He has also presented at dive clubs, civic groups, schools and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, offering education about MPAs and sharing the beauty of the underwater world.

Be sure to attend the preview event for this show, Friday evening May 8 (details at left).

For show days and hours, call the SEC or visit the SEC website. For additional questions, contact SEC the directly by email or phone 831-421-9993. For directions, use this map.

The show will be open to the public—free of charge—during the SEC's open hours.

 

 


Open Studios 2020

We are planning to participate in this year's Open Studios show. Mark your calendar for one of the four days to visit our studio in Felton.

Four days: Saturdays and Sundays
October 3-4 & 10-11, 2020
11:00 AM to 5:30 PM each day


Website Open 24/7

Our website is "open for business" any time. Our books and mini prints make lovely and inexpensive holiday gifts. Our larger prints are a way to give something beautiful to someone special.

Need some guidance or advice? Email anytime or phone us at 831-335-4849 between 9:30am and 5:30pm, California time.


If you manage a venue or know of one that would like to host a show, please contact us. Thank you!

Email or phone us at 831-335-4849 for additional information on any of our events.

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Our Thanks to all the organizations who have
hosted our presentations:

Felton Library Friends
Community of Digital Artists, Scotts Valley
Pro Scuba Dive Center of Scotts Valley
TEDx Monterey
Northern California Dive & Travel Expo
Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA
Gatsby Books, Long Beach, CA
The Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA
The Environmental Nature Center, Newport Beach, CA
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Martha's Bookstore
Alacosta Divers dive club
Orchard School
The Point Reyes National Seashore Association
Aquarius Aquarium Institute, Fresno, CA
The Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Monterey Bay Kayaks
Amigos del Mar
The San Jose Flipper Dippers
The Explorers Club of Northern California
Soquel High School
Kelp Klimbers of Monterey
Adventure Sports
Monterey Peninsula Underwater Photographers
Northern California Underwater Photographic Society
Vaqueros del Mar
Tandem Dive Club
San Francisco Reef Divers
Northern California Rainbow Divers
Seniors Council of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties
Bargetto Winery
The Monterey Shootout
Rotary Club of San Lorenzo Valley


Our Thanks to all the organizations
who have sponsored our shows:

Edward Jones Investments
Outback Trading Company, Felton
Peace United Church
Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Felton Branch
The Satellite Telework Centers, Felton and Scotts Valley locations
San Francisco Reef Divers

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Arts Council Santa Cruz County
The Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
The Otter Project
Capitola Art & Wine Festival
Bay Photo Lab
Aldo's Italian Bakery
Bargetto Winery
Elegant Earth Gallery
County of Santa Cruz

 

 

 

 

   
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