The BLACK SEA Underwater
by Lyubomir Klissurov
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 Bulgarian and
Printing House: Passat Press
Bulgarian: ISBN: 954 9768183
English: ISBN: 954 9768190
Album Dimensions: 31.5 x 24.5 x 2.4 cm
Prices: English edition – 45 Euro (85 BGN)
Bulgarian edition – 35 Euro (65 BGN)
Prices do not include shipping costs
YOU MAY BUY THE ALBUM ALSO IN:
Diving Shop “Pacific” - 207, Rakovsky St., phone: +359 2 987 49 69
"NISSIM" Bookstore, 59 Vasil Levski Blvd., phone +359 2 981
Varna City Art Gallery - 1, Lyuben Karavelov St.
“Stalker” Books – 8, Knyaz Battemberg St.
Diving shop "Baracuda", 43 General Gurko St. ph. 359 52/610