A part of Lyubomir Klissurov’s vast collection of Black Sea underwater photographs is gathered in his new album and demonstrates the region’s wealth of flora and fauna.
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A part of Lyubomir Klissurov’s vast collection of Black Sea underwater photographs is gathered in his new album and demonstrates the region’s wealth of flora and fauna. Some of these photographs are unprecedented: in 1986 and 1997 Lyubomir Klissurov recorded for the first time two newcomers to the Black Sea waters - the ctenophores Mnemiopsis Leidyi and Beroe ovata. Also, in 2004-2006 he was the first to photograph mutated specimens of the hermit crab Clibanarius erythropus and Diogenes varians that had taken up residence in shells of a Rapana snail.
Also valuable are the author's picturesque, first-hand descriptions of his adventures while shooting of these photographs. His insights into the behavior of the region’s underwater inhabitants are both engaging and profound. The photographs and accompanying commentary that is Mr. Klisurov’s photo album of the underwater life in the Black Sea provides readers with a feast for the eyes and serious food for thought.
The album is published in two editions - Bulgarian and English and contains 248 photographs of more than 90 Black Sea species.
Ivo Hadjimishev: Through the eyes and heart of the great master of underwater photography - Lyubomir Klissurov - we, the terrestrials, have the pleasure to touch the magic world of the sea. With his wonderful images he friendly admits us to his kingdom, where only the brave and strong may enter, sharing generously the joy of beauty that is hidden from mere mortals.
His high professionalism uniting scientific knowledge and exquisite sense of art puts Lyubomir Klissurov in the world ranking lists of the famous professional underwater photographers.
Hardcover: 232 pages
Publisher: Stalker Holding; First edition (May 2008) in English.
Printing House: Passat Press
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