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Discovering What’s Under Cape Cod Waters

By Hayley David
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(credit: Union Park Press)

(credit: Union Park Press)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Award-winning photojournalist Ethan Daniels will show images and discuss his photography/nature book, Under Cape Cod Waters on July 27 at the Boston Public Library, at the Cape Cod Museum of National History on July 28, and at the Woods Hole Public Library on August 1. A photo exhibit is on view at the Trident Booksellers and Café on Newbury Street through August 14.

When the globe-trotting Daniels returned to Cape Cod a few years ago after spending a significant amount of time in the Pacific islands, the photojournalist discovered he was just as fascinated by the world beneath the Cape’s waters.

“I wanted to show elements of a local environment that few people ever see,” says Daniels. “I’m a firm believer in the idea that the more one knows about the world, the more one cares.”

ethandaniels Discovering What’s Under Cape Cod Waters

(credit: Ethan Daniels/via Union Park Press website)

Trained as a biologist, Daniels captured the Cape’s diverse coastal eco-systems and collects the photographs in a beautiful book Under Cape Cod Waters (Union Park Press 2010). The colorful pages feature painted turtles and sea sponges, spadefoot toads and anemones, microscopic zooplankton, and the deep corners of the Cape captured like never before.

The book should appeal to art book collectors, nature lovers, budding biologists and photography enthusiasts. It’s the perfect coffee table book for summer, with its dream-like images and unique perspective on a destination that many people remember with nostalgia. But it’s an important book as well, as it sheds light on the importance of the natural communities along the Cape Cod coast.

Under Cape Cod Waters is available in regional bookstores and online.

Boston Public Library’s Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston St., Boston MA
July 27

Cape Cod Museum of National History
869 Main Street, Brewster, MA
July 28

Woods Hole Public Library
581 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA
August 1

Trident Booksellers and Café
338 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
Through August 14

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