All photos courtesy of Richard Salas
As a professional photographer, avid diver and marine life advocate, Richard Salas has spent the last decade immersing himself in and documenting the underwater habitats of western North America. The product of his journey is the "Sea of Light" trilogy, a fascinating series of photo books that highlights the vibrant colors and textures of these mysterious aquatic worlds.
The first two books in the collection consist of "Sea of Light," which focuses on marine habitats of California's Channel Islands, and "Blue Visions," which shines a spotlight on the diverse, threatened wildlife living around the equatorial islands of Mexico. The third and final installment, called "Luminous Sea," is a documentation of the strange, colorful creatures found in the chilly depths of the Northern Pacific Ocean.
While the first two books have already been published, "Luminous Sea" is still under production, and it needs your help! To help cover publishing costs for "Luminous Sea," Salas is raising money through an Indiegogo campaign.
Want a taste of the beauty that will fill the book's pages? Continue below to see wolf eels, lumpsuckers, nudibranchs, anemones and other marine critters!
A pair of wolf eels
Giant Pacific octopus
Orange peel nudibranch