David Hall began diving in the 1960s and has been photographing underwater for the past 35 years. Motivated initially by scientific curiosity and fascination with animals, the focus of his photography evolved largely toward aesthetic and environmental goals.
David’s photographs have appeared in hundreds of books, calendars and periodicals, including most major magazines in North America and Europe. His work has received numerous awards, among them two first place prizes in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, first place awards in the National Wildlife, Sierra, and Nature’s Best competitions and a third place finish in the Festival Mondial de l’Image Sous-marine.
David Hall earned a B.S. in Zoology and was the recipient of a special award from the International Institute for Species Exploration for co-authoring the scientific description of one of the ten most significant new animal species for 2009. He has written for photographic, scientific, natural history and diving-oriented publications, and is the author or co-author of eleven books. His most recent book, Beneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, has been published in four countries and has received widespread critical acclaim. Beneath Cold Seas has won several awards, including the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award for Art & Design.