BAY OF LIFE: FROM WIND TO WHALES – THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION

Renowned National Geographic photographer-writer team Frans Lanting and Chris Eckstrom have documented far corners of our living planet for decades. But the place they know best is California’s Monterey Bay, where they have lived for more than 30 years. “To us, Monterey Bay is one of Earth’s natural crown jewels,” they write. “We know of no other place in the world where land and sea connect in such an extraordinary way.”

Monterey Bay’s natural abundance is due to a unique confluence of land and sea, shaped by the forces of fog and fire and influenced by the actions of people. After the Gold Rush began, a great demand for natural resources stripped the land of trees and the sea of marine mammals and fish. But that ecological collapse has been reversed in our time. Bay of Life celebrates a remarkable recovery which shows that damaged ecosystems can be restored when people care and take action together.

  • Limited Edition of 300 copies
  • Hardcover: 240 pages, 160 photographs
  • Size: 15 x 14 inches, 11.5 pounds
  • Price: $500 USD + tax & shipping

This book is a centerpiece of the Bay of Life Project, which presents a unified view of the Monterey Bay region through publications, exhibitions, events, and partnerships. The Project’s goal is to spark engagement that contributes to a sustainable future for the Bay of Life.

Each copy of the exclusive Collector’s Edition of Bay of Life is hand-signed and numbered by Frans Lanting and Chris Eckstrom on an insert sheet. The book is cased with sky-blue linen and features Lanting’s glorious image, “Winter Sunset,” in a beveled inset on the cover. It is packaged inside a beautiful clamshell case with matte gold stamping.

Proceeds from the sale of this Collector’s Edition will support the Bay of Life Project.

BAY OF LIFE: FROM WIND TO WHALES – STANDARD EDITION

  • Hardcover: 240 pages, 160 photographs
  • Size: 11.4 x 10.5 inches, 5 pounds
  • Price: $60 USD + tax & shipping

Signed copies of Bay of Life: From Wind to Whales are available only from the Frans Lanting Studio.

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International customers, please contact us at info@lanting.com.