Underwater Dogs Info

Fan Club Reviews of best titles on art fashion, artists, history, photography. Check out our top reviews and see what others have to say about the best art and photography books of the year. Check out Underwater Dogs Community Reviews - Find out where to download Underwater Dogs available in multiple formats:Hardcover,Kindle,Paperback,Calendar Underwater Dogs Author:Seth Casteel Formats:Hardcover,Kindle,Paperback,Calendar Publication Date:Oct 23, 2012


The exuberant, exhilarating photographs of dogs underwater
that have become a sensation

From the water's surface, it's
a simple exercise: a dog's leap, a splash, and then a wet head
surfacing with a ball, triumphant.
But beneath the water is a
chaotic ballet of bared teeth and bubbles, paddling paws, fur and ears
billowing in the currents. From leaping Lab to diving Dachshund, the
water is where a dog's distinct personality shines through; some lounge
in the current, paddling slowly, but others arch their bodies to cut
through the water with the focus and determination of a shark.

In more than eighty portraits, award-winning pet photographer
and animal rights activist Seth Casteel captures new sides of our old
friends with vibrant underwater photography that makes it impossible to
look away. Each image bubbles with exuberance and life, a striking
reminder that even in the most loveable and domesticated dog, there are
more primal forces at work. In Underwater Dogs, Seth Casteel
gives playful and energetic testament to the rough-and-tumble joy that
our dogs bring into our lives.

Average Ratings and Reviews
review-bg

4.57

2849 Ratings

5

4

3

2

1


Ratings and Reviews From Market


client-img 4.8
677
62
23
8
8
client-img 4.34
950
847
279
6
1

Reviews for Underwater Dogs:

5

Oct 27, 2012

i have made a list of dog books over on riffle:

FUNUSUAL GIFT BOOKS FOR DOG LOVERS: It's like memes you can wrap!

check it out! http://www.rifflebooks.com/list/24866...

*******************************************

BEST BOOK EVER ALERT!!!

i know i have made this proclamation before, but that was before i knew about this book. these are photographs... wait for it...of DOGS...wait for it... UNDERWATER!!!!

what is not to love???

DO YOU KNOW WHAT DOGS LOOK LIKE WHEN THEY ARE UNDERWATER???















THEY LOOK LIKE i have made a list of dog books over on riffle:

FUNUSUAL GIFT BOOKS FOR DOG LOVERS: It's like memes you can wrap!

check it out! http://www.rifflebooks.com/list/24866...

*******************************************

BEST BOOK EVER ALERT!!!

i know i have made this proclamation before, but that was before i knew about this book. these are photographs... wait for it...of DOGS...wait for it... UNDERWATER!!!!

what is not to love???

DO YOU KNOW WHAT DOGS LOOK LIKE WHEN THEY ARE UNDERWATER???















THEY LOOK LIKE MONSTERS!!!!!

but like the kind of monsters you want living under your bed.



i love this book so so much, and i really wish someone on the second floor would take all the copies out of upstock so they could actually sell.

i am buying my copy tonight. i love it so much



thank you, seth casteel, you have made my day.

come to my blog! ...more
5

Dec 22, 2012

This is not a book of mysteries - the title says it all. The dogs are caught in those seconds between air and water, photographed from below. Some are standing in the shallow end, their curious faces looking down from above. Some are snapped in action, at the end of the jump. The best of those, the ones I loved the most, are the ones where the dog has leapt with total abandon after a toy, lips stretched back from the force of hitting the water to reveal a set of fangs in even the smallest of This is not a book of mysteries - the title says it all. The dogs are caught in those seconds between air and water, photographed from below. Some are standing in the shallow end, their curious faces looking down from above. Some are snapped in action, at the end of the jump. The best of those, the ones I loved the most, are the ones where the dog has leapt with total abandon after a toy, lips stretched back from the force of hitting the water to reveal a set of fangs in even the smallest of breeds. No toe-dipping for these bad boys (and girls).

The pics are beautiful, capturing movement as if with sets of those action lines in comics, the distortion from the water enhancing instead of detracting.My favorites were the B&Ws, just gorgeous and ghostly. I did wish the publisher had tried to avoid straddling the middle binding crease with every picture.

Each dog was identified by name, age, and breed/mix. LIght on words, this book. I read the intro and disagreed with the statement that we love dogs because we see ourselves in them. Are we really like them, able to disregard caution and jump after the object of our desire with such focus and drive? I think we often find that when we do, jaws open to bite at life, the ball is missing. It's like some cruel person had pretended to throw the toy and whipped it around behind the back while we trustingly anticipated and went ahead and jumped. Sigh. Wtf, life? Where's my ball? I think we love dogs because we want to be like them, no hesitation from prior experience with being screwed over. We wish we could jump and trust that toy will be there to grab. Why can't things be that simple?

Things aren't that simple, but I am. I have no doubt I'll continue to jump after toys. Someday, I hope it'll really be there.

Hah. This book made me think. It's a good one. ...more
5

Mar 27, 2013

Dogs.
Water.
Pictures.
A book.

What else would you need?

The photography is stunning. These pictures are hilarious, beautiful, kind of scary, poignant, goofy, silly, breathtaking, and more. One perfect photo has the dog perfectly centered in a bubble in the middle of the photo of the dog. Another has a dog who looks exactly like a shark. In addition to the expected photos of goldens and labs swimming for toys, there's a photo of a pug testing out the water to get the ball, and a chihuahua in ecstasy Dogs.
Water.
Pictures.
A book.

What else would you need?

The photography is stunning. These pictures are hilarious, beautiful, kind of scary, poignant, goofy, silly, breathtaking, and more. One perfect photo has the dog perfectly centered in a bubble in the middle of the photo of the dog. Another has a dog who looks exactly like a shark. In addition to the expected photos of goldens and labs swimming for toys, there's a photo of a pug testing out the water to get the ball, and a chihuahua in ecstasy as she flashes through the water. there are some dogs that will only get their paws wet and others that appear to be biting the water. (All dogs jumped in of their own accord, none were forced.) Everyone I showed it to laughed many times and a couple of people who I didn't think would be interested, looked through the whole thing.

Go on, check it out. You know you want to. You won't be sorry. ...more
3

Oct 30, 2019



The pictures in this book were so cute. Now granted I would've loved to see more breed choices as there were some that were repeated but they were all still adorable. I think the photography choices were great. I think that each page needed to have the names of the dogs that were involved in this photoshoot. On some pages that were repeated breeds it took me a moment to realize it was a dog from a previous page that they used in a different frame rather than a different dog. I loved the glossary

The pictures in this book were so cute. Now granted I would've loved to see more breed choices as there were some that were repeated but they were all still adorable. I think the photography choices were great. I think that each page needed to have the names of the dogs that were involved in this photoshoot. On some pages that were repeated breeds it took me a moment to realize it was a dog from a previous page that they used in a different frame rather than a different dog. I loved the glossary of names in the back of the book. This would be a nice gift for anyone that is a dog lover! Or if you want to keep it for yourself instead... no judgment!! =D ...more
5

Jan 18, 2018

I mean....it's dogs....and they're underwater. What isn't perfect about this happy book? Actually I could have used more pictures of that weird Boston, but I'm not knocking off a star for that.
5

Oct 27, 2012

Okay...confess time! I actually "read" this book on Tumblr. There were pictures of all the dogs in the book, and I just fell in love with them! I am always sharing them, posting them on Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr as much as I can. One day I went to B&N and found the book. I finally had to "read" all the rest of the dogs and just stood there laughing. I love this book. I think that everybody should read this book and if you have a dog, you need to take pictures of your dog underwater!
5

Nov 16, 2012

They're dogs, underwater and they look hilarious. What more do you want?

5

Nov 01, 2019

Dogs. Underwater. Photos of dogs underwater. So much fun! The dogs have a range of expressive looks, from fierce to goofy.
3

Jun 16, 2013

Thanks to Kelly for alerting me to this book. It appealed to me because I love dogs and water, but also because of my late dog Jenny, who despised the rain, and hated baths, but would gleefully jump into and swim through any body of water she could: oceans, rivers, lakes, ponds, including very, very filthy bodies of water, such as a local algae filled lake, when she then immediately got the baths she loathed. I thought this would be a fun book of photos.

And the photos are cool, and much Thanks to Kelly for alerting me to this book. It appealed to me because I love dogs and water, but also because of my late dog Jenny, who despised the rain, and hated baths, but would gleefully jump into and swim through any body of water she could: oceans, rivers, lakes, ponds, including very, very filthy bodies of water, such as a local algae filled lake, when she then immediately got the baths she loathed. I thought this would be a fun book of photos.

And the photos are cool, and much different that what I’d expected. Thank goodness for the The Dogs on Land photo section at the end. As I viewed the underwater photos, I wanted to see adorable pictures of the dogs out of the water. While the dog portraits weren’t exactly the very best type of shots, at least I got to see the dogs as they truly look. In the water, their eyes and teeth often make them look like monsters. It was really interesting, but not as soothing or cute as I’d expected.

I really should have a dog or dogs shelf. Hmm. I think I’ll stick with my nature shelf.

3 ½ stars ...more
0

Dec 25, 2012

You know when you're lying in the tub and your hair is floating around you all soft and mermaidy? And if you're old like me the loose skin of your face and breasts and earlobes gets all misshapen when you submerge and re-emerge? Well, this is the same thing, except with crazy, overexcited dogs who are not self-conscious at all, who don't mind someone taking their picture while they frolic. Some look angelic and some look monstrous and mostly they just look like lunatics.

I got this for my son for You know when you're lying in the tub and your hair is floating around you all soft and mermaidy? And if you're old like me the loose skin of your face and breasts and earlobes gets all misshapen when you submerge and re-emerge? Well, this is the same thing, except with crazy, overexcited dogs who are not self-conscious at all, who don't mind someone taking their picture while they frolic. Some look angelic and some look monstrous and mostly they just look like lunatics.

I got this for my son for Christmas and the photographs are so comical and also beautiful. Great idea. I should go snap up some more copies because this is a good gift for anyone who likes dogs. ...more
3

Jan 18, 2013

A short but worthwhile introduction and you're straight into the photos. Of dogs underwater.

The images are a mix of silly, goofy, impressionistic, and fierce. There are a lot of bared teeth, curious to look at but also a little unsettling. I preferred the friendlier pictures.

Almost as fun as the photos are the captions which include each dog's name, breed, and age. There is also a section at the back which has headshots (close-up portraits) of the dogs on land and dry.

A very quick read with some A short but worthwhile introduction and you're straight into the photos. Of dogs underwater.

The images are a mix of silly, goofy, impressionistic, and fierce. There are a lot of bared teeth, curious to look at but also a little unsettling. I preferred the friendlier pictures.

Almost as fun as the photos are the captions which include each dog's name, breed, and age. There is also a section at the back which has headshots (close-up portraits) of the dogs on land and dry.

A very quick read with some cool and fun dog photos. ...more
5

Jan 20, 2016

This book was awesome. The photographs are amazing. They are of dogs of all different ages, breeds and sizes diving into water. The photos are so clear and crisp and the expressions on the dogs faces are priceless. The book is wonderful. The photographer really captures the joy in the dogs as they dive into the water.
5

Dec 06, 2012

Tiny bubbles...in the fur...(a little Don Ho reference). These dogs are a stitch. Some of the dogs are fierce as they go underwater to grab rings and balls, baring their teeth in a blizzard of bubbles. My favorite dogs smile straight at the camera, are covered in bubbles, eyes wide open, paws and tongues going in every direction. On a down day, this book would cheer anyone up!
5

Oct 27, 2012

Super cool book of photos of dogs underwater. They look kind of scary, with their eyes bugging out and they're teeth all gnashing. Probably not for someone who's afraid of dogs-they might get a little freaked out.
3

Mar 03, 2013

Hanging out in a pool. Photographing dogs. Yup, I want his job.
5

Nov 19, 2014

Simply fabulous photos of dogs underwater. Some look fierce, some look adorable, but all the pictures are great. The only thing that would make this better is more.

Library copy
5

Nov 17, 2019

What can be said about Seth Casteel’s “Underwater Dogs” other the what becomes obviously apparent to anyone who opens the cover. It is a masterpiece not only of photography but American literature as well . The book may play on ‘cute’ dog motifs common in any coffee table place holder, but it is a far from common. The collections photos take the reader to a new world of “puppy love.” The Magnum Opus that is this book will shake any reader of any age to their core, and keep them flipping through What can be said about Seth Casteel’s “Underwater Dogs” other the what becomes obviously apparent to anyone who opens the cover. It is a masterpiece not only of photography but American literature as well . The book may play on ‘cute’ dog motifs common in any coffee table place holder, but it is a far from common. The collections photos take the reader to a new world of “puppy love.” The Magnum Opus that is this book will shake any reader of any age to their core, and keep them flipping through its ornate pages savoring every moment, and fearing the end that must inevitable come. ...more
5

Jan 17, 2019

I had to take Toothless (my Bearded Dragon) to the vet the other day and found this book in the waiting room. I actually follow Seth Casteel's Instagram account @sethcasteel so I was already pretty familiar with his work. Even so, looking at the silly and incredibly happy and playful photographs of dogs jumping into the water made me laugh and helped relieve some of the worry and stress I was feeling.

I can't think of a more perfect book to have in the waiting room of an animal hospital.

*** #37 I had to take Toothless (my Bearded Dragon) to the vet the other day and found this book in the waiting room. I actually follow Seth Casteel's Instagram account @sethcasteel so I was already pretty familiar with his work. Even so, looking at the silly and incredibly happy and playful photographs of dogs jumping into the water made me laugh and helped relieve some of the worry and stress I was feeling.

I can't think of a more perfect book to have in the waiting room of an animal hospital.

*** #37 of my 2019 Popsugar Reading Challenge - A book with a two-word title *** ...more
4

Apr 25, 2017

It's easy to give this book five stars because of cuteness, but the structure and format of the book unfortunately takes one star away from the amazing photography. Still, if you like dogs...
5

Nov 27, 2012

Underwater Dogs is a fabulous photography book full of pictures of, yes you guessed it, underwater dogs! The photos range from cute to hilarious to downright absurd but one thing that is completely obvious its that these dogs are loving every minute of their photo shoots. I swear in most of the photos you can actually see the smiles on their faces.

This is the kind of book that is perfect to flick through when you're having a bad day and you want something to cheer you up. It definitely has a Underwater Dogs is a fabulous photography book full of pictures of, yes you guessed it, underwater dogs! The photos range from cute to hilarious to downright absurd but one thing that is completely obvious its that these dogs are loving every minute of their photo shoots. I swear in most of the photos you can actually see the smiles on their faces.

This is the kind of book that is perfect to flick through when you're having a bad day and you want something to cheer you up. It definitely has a place on my keeper shelf and I know it's one I'll be going back to time and time again. Our family dog when I was growing up loved nothing more than swimming, I just wish that we'd had the idea to invest in an underwater camera - Seth Casteel you are a genius. What I really want to know is if he is planning a second book called Underwater Cats because I'd pay a fortune for a copy of that one!

Every single visitor to my house this week has picked this book up from the coffee table and laughed out loud while they flicked through it, even the ones who aren't particularly keen on dogs. Underwater Dogs is a perfect gift for any dog lover this Christmas and if my review hasn't convinced you that this is a book you need to have in your life then perhaps the following pictures will (the pictures included in my review have been posted with permission from the book's UK publisher Headline)











Who could resist those cute (if slightly manic and occasionally terrifying!) faces? This really is a must read book! ...more
5

Feb 11, 2013

This is an awesome book with lots of very cool photos inside. I showed it to my parents and even my father, who is usually pretty grumpy, enjoyed flipping through the pages and enjoying the photography. This is a book to make animal-lovers smile. The photographs are wonderful and the dogs are funny and look outrageously happy. They also have a directory of dogs who appeared in the book in the back so you can see them non-drenched. :)


Publication Date: October 23, 2012
The exuberant, exhilarating This is an awesome book with lots of very cool photos inside. I showed it to my parents and even my father, who is usually pretty grumpy, enjoyed flipping through the pages and enjoying the photography. This is a book to make animal-lovers smile. The photographs are wonderful and the dogs are funny and look outrageously happy. They also have a directory of dogs who appeared in the book in the back so you can see them non-drenched. :)


Publication Date: October 23, 2012
The exuberant, exhilarating photographs of dogs underwater that have become a sensation

From the water's surface, it's a simple exercise: a dog's leap, a splash, and then a wet head surfacing with a ball, triumphant.

But beneath the water is a chaotic ballet of bared teeth and bubbles, paddling paws, fur and ears billowing in the currents. From leaping lab to diving dachshund, the water is where a dog's distinct personality shines through; some lounge in the current, paddling slowly, but others arch their bodies to cut through the water with the focus and determination of a shark.

In more than eighty portraits by award-winning pet photographer and animal rights activist Seth Casteel capture new sides of our old friends with vibrant underwater photography that makes it impossible to look away. Each image bubbles with exuberance and life, a striking reminder that even in the most loveable and domesticated dog, there are more primal forces at work. In Underwater Dogs, Seth Casteel gives playful and energetic testament to the rough-and-tumble joy that our dogs bring into our lives.
...more
5

Feb 04, 2013

The exuberant exhilarating photographs of dogs underwater that have become a sensation from the water's surface, it's a simple exercise: a dog's leap, a splash and then a wet head surfacing with a ball, triumphant. But beneath the water is a chaotic ballet of bared teeth and bubbles. Padding paws, fur and ears billowing in the currents. From leaping Lab to diving Dachshund, a dog's distinct personality shines through in the water; some lounge in the current, paddling slowly, but others arch The exuberant exhilarating photographs of dogs underwater that have become a sensation from the water's surface, it's a simple exercise: a dog's leap, a splash and then a wet head surfacing with a ball, triumphant. But beneath the water is a chaotic ballet of bared teeth and bubbles. Padding paws, fur and ears billowing in the currents. From leaping Lab to diving Dachshund, a dog's distinct personality shines through in the water; some lounge in the current, paddling slowly, but others arch their bodies to cut through the water with the focus and determination of a shark. In more than eighty portraits award winning pet photographer and animal rights activist Seth Casteel captures new sides of our old friends with vibrant underwater photography. Each image bursts with excitement and life, a striking reminder that even in the most lovable and domesticated dog, there are primal forces at work. In Underwater Dogs, Seth Casteel gives playful and energetic testament to the rough and tumble joy that our dogs bring into our lives. ...more
5

Oct 08, 2012

Underwater photos of dogs diving! What's not to love?

You've probably seen some of these shots on Facebook or Tumblr, but having them all together in one high-quality book is terrific. (I was surprised by this as a present today. Awesome.)

These photos are by turns goofy, cool, cute, fascinating and hilarious. Some of them are all of these at once. A couple actually have a hint of the scary, as if you're seeing some prehistoric monster coming to eat your face. The range of photos shows the dogs Underwater photos of dogs diving! What's not to love?

You've probably seen some of these shots on Facebook or Tumblr, but having them all together in one high-quality book is terrific. (I was surprised by this as a present today. Awesome.)

These photos are by turns goofy, cool, cute, fascinating and hilarious. Some of them are all of these at once. A couple actually have a hint of the scary, as if you're seeing some prehistoric monster coming to eat your face. The range of photos shows the dogs personalities -- as well as diving and retrieving abilities. You can see the adept, the trepidatious and the joyous. Rhoda the Dachshund is particular funny, twisting her body this way and that.

Such a simple idea but brilliantly executed.

My only quibble is the same one I have with most photography books: pictures than span the spine. You can't see the photo when part of it falls into the valley. Publishers and book designers really need to stop doing that, because those photos are essentially just throwaways that you can't see. Fortunately they are kept to a minimum here. ...more
5

Jan 25, 2013

It's no secret that maybe, just maybe I'm more of a cat person than I am a dog person (although I like dogs too). So when I saw this book on my library's "to-be-processed" while passing through the circulation area, I couldn't resist a sneak peek. I ended up laughing out loud (people actually do that, not just text speak it) and drawing the attention of every employee within earshot. Oops. But seriously, could you resist looking inside that cover? Didn't think so! Anyway, this was exactly the It's no secret that maybe, just maybe I'm more of a cat person than I am a dog person (although I like dogs too). So when I saw this book on my library's "to-be-processed" while passing through the circulation area, I couldn't resist a sneak peek. I ended up laughing out loud (people actually do that, not just text speak it) and drawing the attention of every employee within earshot. Oops. But seriously, could you resist looking inside that cover? Didn't think so! Anyway, this was exactly the sort of pick-me-up boost needed to lift me out of that mid-day slump. And I'm glad I investigated. Underwater Dogs is strange, funny, and adorable. I think you'll like it. And if you don't, you have no soul. Just kidding. About the soul part :) ...more
4

Jul 21, 2016

“I am passionate about dogs’ unique personalities. Their range of emotion is similar to ours. That is why we relate to them, and why they relate to us, and why together we forge deep friendships.”

For dog lovers everywhere, take a few minutes to peruse this unusual book with pictures of dogs underwater. The photographs are wonderful and show us a view of our pets we rarely see. It is a fun and instructional look through this book.

Find Underwater Dogs at Westminster Public Library.

Best Books from your Favorite Authors & Publishers

compare-icon compare-icon
Thousands of books

Take your time and choose the perfect book.

review-icon review-icon
Read Reviews

Read ratings and reviews to make sure you are on the right path.

vendor-icon vendor-icon
Multiple Stores

Check price from multiple stores for a better shopping experience.

gift-icon

Enjoy Result