A newly released book by renown underwater photographerBeverly Factor shares with young readers a message about the need for ocean conservation.
Titled âAngelee Saves the Sea,â the 40-page hardcover features Factorâs original full- color photography throughout, with most images running full page to highlight the natural beauty of the underwater environments.
Beverly Factor tells the story of an Angelfish, who intends to save the ocean from pollution and destruction. Angeleeâs plan is to create a picture book with photographs of all the friends she meets on a journey through the seas. Each fish that Angelee encounters shares a personal story about why their species is endangered, and how instead their habitats can be protected.
âAngeleeâs goal is to give her photo book to the worldâs leaders,â Factor says. âShe hopes people will take notice of the beauty of the sea and the danger it faces, so theyâll change their ways to protect the ocean environments.â
Jean-Michel Cousteau says âAngelee Saves the Seaâ is âcertain to help the next generation better appreciate the wonder of the sea, and inspire young people to care for it.â Ocean conservationist Ted Danson calls it âan unforgettable adventure story that educates children about the sea.â
And filmmaker Greg MacGillivray says the story âis a wonderful paean of imagination, beauty and adventure, and helps us all understand the importance of the ocean to our very soul.â
Distributed through Envirovision at a suggested retail price of $18.95, the book is appropriate for children ages 5 though 12, and can complement elementary-school classes that teach ocean lessons.
âThrough real underwater photographs, I want children to really âseeâ the beauty of the ocean, and get to know its inhabitants,â Beverly Factor says. âUnlike conventional childrenâs books with illustrations, the photographs help children learn abut each animal, and why it is endangered or threatened.â
A certified diver for more than 20 years,Â Beverly Factor has traveled the globe, photographing the world beneath the oceanâs surface. Her stunning award-winning images of the underwater world â as well as exotic wildlife, landscapes and indigenous people â have been published in countless magazines and books.
Her photography is currently on exhibit at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach.