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A hardbound, full colour, photographic journey in to wild animal interaction.
An award winning photographer and Film maker - Luke Inman was born in London in 1974. His passion for taking pictures has led to prolific work with subject matter as diverse as (golfing legend) Gary Player to Filming dramatic images deep underwater capturing archaeological locations around the world. His direct personal participation in capturing spectacular images of our natural world has also led to him giving presentations both in Spanish and English - including commentary on TV and cinema.
A genuine labour of love, ‘Los Islotes’ is his first book. From his experiences gained through producing permanent images of wild- life and nature, his involvement in the promotion of our serious relationship and connection to all living things becomes increasingly vital. Many of us have simply become detached from any direct personal participation in our ecosystem. Others have little desire or emotional involvement in showing a willingness to appreciate or nurture our natural resources.
Producing lasting images and encounters with Sea Lions, Luke cherishes the notion that much needed awareness and continued respect may contribute to preserving our precious natural world.
Luke regularly holds Photographic workshops and expeditions at Los Islotes, for more information visit www.lukeinman.com
Los Islotes receives more visitors than almost any other island in the Sea of Cortez. The Sea Lions appear to have become accustomed to human interaction and high levels of boat traffic with few ill effects. It would be impossible to write about every one of my interactions with the sea lions, but they have been universally delightful—even when they involve the menacingly large adult males.
Los Islotes is regularly featured in the diving press as one of the top ten dive sites in the world. From my perspective and experience, and I have been fortunate to have dived all over the world, Los Islotes is my number one site. Most people would expect me to choose a deep wreck, an abundant pelagic dive site or a mystical cenote as my favourite dive site, but no—a shallow dive with a uninhibited Sea Lion at Los Islotes will always be first choice. - Luke Inman
All Photography: Luke Inman
Aerial Photography: Aleph Alighieri
All Text: Luke Inman
Edited: Chad H. Koll & Veronica Inman
Scientific Editing: Fernando Elorriaga
Editorial Design: Carlos Juvera
Assistant to Luke Inman: Afelandra Gonzalez
Design Concept: Sol Zarate
Sea Lion Illustration: Jessica Taylor
Illustrations: Carlos Juvera & Christian Aviles
Translations: Carlos Juvera