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New York Times bestselling author and photographer Seth Casteel's follow-up to the phenomenal Underwater Dogs -- now with puppies.The world fell in love with swimming canines in Seth Casteel's first book, Underwater Dogs. Now, in more than 80 previously unpublished portraits of underwater puppies, we see man's best friends at their most playful and exuberant. Each vibrantNew York Times bestselling author and photographer Seth Casteel's follow-up to the phenomenal Underwater Dogs -- now with puppies.The world fell in love with swimming canines in Seth Casteel's first book, Underwater Dogs. Now, in more than 80 previously unpublished portraits of underwater puppies, we see man's best friends at their most playful and exuberant. Each vibrant and colorful underwater image shows off the wild and sublime range of emotions of puppies, cute and irresistible to the very last....

Title : Underwater Puppies
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ISBN : 9780316254892
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 114 Pages
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Underwater Puppies Reviews

  • karen
    2018-11-03 04:56

    this is the time of year i float reviews of fun books that would make nice presents. not for me, i already have them. i’m just being a kindly readers’ advisory holiday angel.okay, because underwater dogs wasn't adorable enough, this guy took it one step further and now it is PUPPIES!!!!! UNDERWATER!!!!! i am powerless to resist them.what i learned from this book is that puppies, unlike dogs, do not really look like monsters when they are underwater. these photos are less "what are you doing with all those TEETH??" and more "oh, you are quite at ease there under the water." i assume it has something to do with their only recent emergence from the fluid-party of the womb, but as you can see, they appear to be right at home despite an absence of gills.just chillin'no one has told them they are not fish!in fact, some look a little bit annoyed to be bothered in their watery enclaveoh, and those FEET!but some of them are just phoning in this underwater adventureALL THE WAY, PUPPY, OR IT DOESN'T COUNT!!!oh, who am i fooling - it's still freaking adorable.and, in belated full disclosure - some of the puppies are teeth-monsters, just not as many as were in the grown-dog version.WHEEEE!you will probably need this book. picture it - you're home all alone; you're sick, you're sad, you're exhausted, and then you look at these pictures??instant therapy. and much much cheaper than traditional therapy.

  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    2018-11-07 01:47

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestI was super behind on my Goodreads reading challenge and it was stressing me out, so I did what any rule-bending bookworm in my position would do - I dug out all of my favorite novelty books and photography books that I hadn't yet gotten around to reading and spent a blissful couple of hours poring over them, laughing and smiling to myself. It was basically a perfect day.Disclaimer: I'm not actually a dog person. I know someone who's a dog person and they were like, totally mind-blown by the fact that people might not like dogs. "Who doesn't like dogs?" they asked, highly skeptically. "Well, me," I thought, but did not say. I mean, it's not that I hate dogs. I just like cats more. I grew up with cats and find them cute and personable, and dogs are kind of slobbery and high maintenance and gross. There are some breeds that I find irresistibly cute (*cough* Shiba Inus *cough* Jack Russel Terriers *cough*) but I'm also not one of those people who's like "OMG DOGGOS!" But my point is that while some people are either dog or cat people, basically everyone is a puppy and/or kitten person.How can you look at a baby animal and not think it is the cutest thing next to chibi-drawn Pikachu? You can't. And Seth Casteel, that brilliant evil genius, he knows this and decides to capitalize it in the best possible way: a series of photographs showing adorable, wide-eyed puppies submerged in water. My God, this was so cute. Some of them are clearly chasing after their toy, so their little puppy jaws are open wide, Jaws-style, at the lens. Others are clearly bewildered (and wet), wondering, "Why is this happening to meeee?" And others are clearly, "I dunno what is going on but I like it! Puppy smile! :D :D :D" I read the whole book twice, back to back, immediately after purchasing it. The photos are very good quality and of fairly high resolution, all the better to showcase the adorable puppy faces contained therein. I'm giving it four stars and not five because after a while, it got kind of gimmicky (and they weren't kittens. I think I probably would have had to have added an extra half-star if they were kittens, because it is a fact of truthy truthiness that kittens can do no wrong - but also maybe not because I think seeing sad, soggy kittens in water would have made me frown). There is only the deep blue water and the puppies, and cute as they are, the premise wore a bit thin after a while. Still, it left me with a big grin on my face and I got to see puppies (:D) so I think 4 stars is fair.3.5 stars

  • Brenda Ayala
    2018-10-22 09:45

    I spent a glorious amount of time in a three story Barnes and Noble, and this is one of the ones that was hanging out in the displays in the Pets section. This is precisely the kind of thing everyone needs when they're having a bad day. Adorable puppies without a care in the world, splashing around like it is the most normal thing to do. What is the best way to be a little more carefree; less hindered by the stresses of life? Puppies. And barring actually getting a pile of puppies to play with, the next best thing is to see them being adorable in their environments. Underwater Puppies gives them a unique dynamic instead of the traditional puppy-in-a-basket calendars you see in an office cubicle.

  • John Tankersley
    2018-11-17 07:43

    Sometimes in our lives, we get stressed out. We get high blood pressure. We get unreasonable. This book is a solution to all of that. Just look at these puppies and your worries will melt away. This is a book that should be in every dentist's office. The images allow me to set aside my worries and focus. I'm not sure what it is about them, but they tap into something primal and real in me. Maybe in you too?

  • Kaethe
    2018-11-13 04:33

    Underwater Puppies - Seth Casteel Photographs of puppies under water. Just for fun, I put “puppies and kittens” into the library subject search, and this is one of the books returned. Good little dogs. Unusual and appealing pictures. Puppies are their own reward; as are books about them. Library copy

  • Anne
    2018-10-23 06:51

    Absurdly adorable!

  • John Boettcher
    2018-11-14 04:48

    Titling your book, "Underwater Puppies" is kind of like saying "Internet Videos With Kittens" or "Kaleidoscopes Full Of Bush Babies". You know that we as the public know there is probably no discernible value in actually purchasing these things and displaying them on shelves in our houses. HOWEVER, we WILL shamelessly go through the entire book inside Barnes and Noble, looking at cute puppies doing cute things in the cute water. In my head, I am imagining Underwater Puppies to be that book you see in doctor's offices and waiting rooms, that you can flip through and make cute little embarrassing noises as you try to hide your giggles under a few throat clears and a cough or two. This book seems like doctor's offices are prime locations for this book. My own father has his own practice and I would like nothing more to see these puppies while I am getting a tooth filled. I am not embarrassed to say that the book WILL make you smile on virtually every page. However, it would probably be much more enjoyable reading it stoned, the enjoyment could literally last for hours! Seriously though, I was kinda impressed by the photographers ambition to actually take underwater shots like that of a subject in a situation that had to be a tad difficult to set up. I have enough difficulty taking pictures of my dogs above water. I can only imagine the increased difficulty Casteel faced.A great gift book if you are so inclined. It is almost guaranteed that it will put a smile on the face of the person you give it to.

  • Christyn
    2018-11-05 09:44

    Underwater Puppies is the wonderful and even cuter follow up to Underwater Dogs. I loved paging through this book. It will not fail to put a smile on your face and lighten your heart. There isn't much text (aside from the introduction) just a few words about the dog - Name, Breed, Age. But this is one of those books that doesn't need a lot of words - the pictures speak for themselves. The pictures are beautiful, hilarious and continually amusing. You will be charmed by the adorability, the calm, the enthusiasm and the plain hilariousness of these dogs. Some look positively regal, like the princely Brando (American Pit Bull Terrier), some look very calm, like Ceru (Chihuahua Mix) but let's face it most of them are positively hilarious like Grits (Yellow Lab) and Monty (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel). It's a great book for anyone in who needs (or wants) a smile, the perfect little pick me up.

  • Fishface
    2018-10-23 03:31

    This was an even more enjoyable experience than Underwater Dogs. It's a book you flip through, smiling, rather than read, because there's no text except for the names of the puppies. Not to be missed if you are an animal lover.

  • Amanda
    2018-10-23 05:54

    A great follow up to Underwater dogs. The pictures in this book are just as gorgeous as in Underwater dogs. The puppies will put a smile on your face. If you loved the first book, you will love Underwater Puppies just as much.

  • Naomi Blackburn
    2018-11-05 08:58

    I can see why the first book by this author was a best seller. This book was unique and the pictures were just awesome. I loved that the book was loaded down with Pit Bull pups that were just adorable.

  • Joey Dhaumya
    2018-10-28 07:36

    SO CUTE I DIEDThis is ghost-Asad typing

  • Becky
    2018-11-11 06:38

    Puppies! Underwater!

  • AmberBug **
    2018-10-27 07:40 reviewThis isn't so much a review of the book but a post ABOUT Seth Casteel and how he came about the idea for Underwater Dogs and Underwater Puppies. I can promise you, the book is wonderful and everyone would benefit if they opened it up when feeling gloomy. Seth Casteel @ R.J. Julia in Madison, CTI was lucky enough to get out of work early enough to catch this fun event at R.J. Julia in Madison, CT. Since Arianna couldn't make this one, with her moving so far away (sad times), I asked Marsha (she's reviewed for ShelfNotes as well) to come down with me, and we also got to meet up with Mary, friend and avid book lover who lives nearby. My first impression of Seth Casteel, Photographer and Author of "Underwater Dogs" and "Underwater Puppies" was HOT. Yep, this guy had it going on... AND he loves dogs. I'm sure I wasn't the only one in the audience who thought so, but I might be the only one to admit it on the internet, hehe.Moving on... We missed a few minutes in the beginning where I believe he was discussing his charity, One Picture Saves a Life. After doing a little research of my own, I found out what this charity is all about. The basis behind the charity is to make sure as many dogs as possible get a gorgeous photo, and you might ask why? Well, for starters... which dog would you adopt? As you can tell, a picture can do WONDERS. One Picture Saves a Life is an amazing charity that gives away software and cameras to shelters to help them with adoption. I hope everyone heads over to that site and checks it out, I'll definitely be trying to help out in whatever way I can. I don't want to give anything away... but stay tuned, Seth Casteel might have won your heart with his philanthropic endeavors.... but they don't end there.The majority of his talk was the history behind "Underwater Dogs", which was very inspiring. To be honest with you, I didn't do much research coming into this event and thought this 'Seth Casteel' was just another lucky guy with a lucky idea that someone else hadn't come up with first. Which, if you ask him, he'll probably say is true. But there is more to this story, not everyone would have come across this magic, only someone with a true love of dogs and photography would have persevered. His first underwater dog was Buster. This was an accident that happened on a commission, one that was offered through Groupon no less! Seth was fired from Disney for being a bad "multi-tasker" which led him to think things over and he decided to try his hand at pet photography full time. Groupon was offering assignments to photographers for $59/shoot (minus whatever Groupon takes for listing it). This sounds okay but when it came down to it, some of the shoots ended up being 3 hours away and would take multiple hours to do. After all is said and done, Seth would find himself in the hole. At one of these Groupon sites, he met Buster the (Cocker Spaniel? Brittany Spaniel?), who loves the water. Now, he was commissioned from the owner to take a nice beauty shot of this dog... but Buster had another idea. The dog jumped in the pool and came out looking like this: (The picture is a little dark but we all know how attractive a wet dog out of water looks).So instead of scrapping the shoot and admitting defeat, Seth heads to the nearest store to buy himself an underwater camera (disposable). Again, remember that Seth has already LOST money at this point, so spending more money just sounds crazy, right? If you think so, you'd be wrong because look at the pictures he captured from this:Seth pretty much told us that he owes this dog more than he'll ever know. BUT that's not all folks. Casteel isn't done yet, oh no! His next adventure involves PUPPIES! Okay, so you probably knew that since you've read the title of this. Why puppies? Why not? So cute, adorable... and wait... they can drown? Why are you telling me this?!? Yep, puppies can drown and in the United States it happens quite often due to lack of awareness and the amount of unfenced pools. Seth decided to head out and spread awareness and take it one step farther... even TEACH these puppies to swim and be comfortable getting in and out of pools. Meanwhile, if he caught a good shot during these lessons, GREAT. If not, that's okay too. Is this guy the bomb or what? His story is that timeless rags (okay maybe not that low) to riches story that evolves into something even more beautiful, art for a cause. Here are a few of the puppy shots:So I could go ON and ON about what types of equipment he used, some of the cute stories, or even statistics on how many dogs he had to shoot or how many states he had to go to... but I won't. I felt like I've taken up too much of your time already. Seth Casteel is already working (almost done?) on his third book which will feature "Underwater Babies". My question to him was "what was next?" and as much as he'd like to do an "Underwater Cats" series, he isn't sure if the possibility will arise. He HAS bought the domain name though... just in case? He even suggested that a possible "Underwater Creatures" which would cover various wild animals, but alas, this type of project would be quite costly. So here is my plea to you... BUY all his books, and then he'll have PLENTY of money to make this book. We can do it! The link to buy both books & 2015 calendars is down below... now go do it! Last but not least... The New Haven Animal Shelter attended the event and brought us a puppy that needs a home. Please contact the shelter if you would like to adopt this adorable puppy (Toby) or ANY of the dogs that need a home. Website -- Adoptable Pets.P.S. - I'm not using links for the ebook, because really? Why would you want this beauty as an ebook? Nope, buy the Hardcover already! ***Please click on shelfnotes blog post at the top to purchase books/calendars.

  • Karen
    2018-11-11 02:40

    Delightful pictures of puppies from underwater and playing. A good way to spend a few minutes to just enjoy.

  • Lindsay Ross-Roberts
    2018-10-24 07:40


  • Jeannette
    2018-11-12 04:41

    These book by Seth Casteel will bring a lot of smiles to your face!

  • Jen
    2018-10-30 01:32

    I read this book because I love puppies (I've been raising one of my own for two years now) and because I needed a "light" diversion from negative thoughts about my last "big" read.Underwater Puppies really came through for me. I love puppies (I think I said this already, lol). Really, I just love dogs. :-)What I liked about this book included all of the underwater and in-partial-water photographs of the various dogs, all in the main section. I really loved that so many of the puppies were rescue dogs, but we aren't told how many or which. Despite not knowing, the impact of seeing so much cuteness on display was not diminished one whit. :-)I also liked that the last three pages were devoted to dry face shot pictures of these dogs on land. It was nice to see a face shot of all of the dogs, but especially of Haymish, the Old English Sheepdog puppy. At just 10 weeks, his facial fur had already -- mostly -- eclipsed his eyes. :-)If I could, I'd adopt every single one of these puppies. They'd probably make me crazy (crazier? My current -- just one! -- puppy, Max, almost did me in on any number of occasions, lol), but it would sure never be dull.The only complaint I have about this book is that, though we were told in the p.115 Acknowledgments which shelters/rescues Seth Casteel found the dogs at, we weren't told which dogs were from which shelters. I saw that two shelters were in Arizona, where I live. It'd be nice to know which puppies were nearby, if they are still nearby and haven't yet been adopted. But at least I have the shelter names. I'll have to check out their lists of available dogs. :-)

  • Megan (ReadingRover)
    2018-11-09 05:58

    Under-freakin-water puppies! What more do I have to say?!? It's a fabulous book. The only reason I gave it one less star than underwater dogs was because of my initial onset of panic when it occurred to me that maybe these puppies didn't all feel like going swimming. Then I calmed down and read the beginning of the book where the author explains about safety measures, providing easy exits from the pool and not forcing any puppies to swim against their will. Plus lots of puppies must like water just like adult dogs. I mean people put babies in pools and make them swim all the time so why not puppies and these puppies don't look too unhappy. Then again they could just be fighting for their lives. I probably sure as hell was when my mom took me to that baby swim class and they used to just dunk me under the water and I had no choice but to live. Anyway all debate aside they're all swimming and they have happy dry pics at the end so it must have ended well and I enjoyed the whole experience after the initial panic. The photos are fantastic. They are amazingly clear and detailed. Plus those are some really cute puppies be it wet or dry. The book is even to promote rescuing puppies as they almost all come from rescue organizations. Maybe if I ever have babies or puppies and decide to dunk them in a pool when they least expect it I'll find this guy to take their pics because he does a damn good job!

  • Hollowspine
    2018-11-13 04:01

    Yes. Five stars for puppies always.These are some adorable pictures. I would have liked to have seen a bit more variety in the dogs, but still, it's a pretty good line-up. I think almost my favorite part of the book was the "Puppies on land" section at the end which reminded me a lot of school yearbook photos. Some of the dogs looked like "class clown" types others were definitely from the popular crowd...and a few one might imagine the next picture would be in a police station. Yeah, you know I'm talking about you Luna 2.Well, this is kind of my total, 150 books might really be too much to read for me in a year, book, but hey, I did look at every cute page and read every name and breed in the book, so there!Really, who wouldn't want to read an adorable book filled with pictures of puppies playing in water? Who?

  • Novel Destination
    2018-11-10 09:43

    Seth Casteel has another winner for people who love dogs. Thumbing through this book, you can not help smiling and laughing as he shows puppies from an angle most folks never see. It is obvious that they are having fun in the water. Makes me want another dog so be careful who you buy this for. HA! I also found it to be a great book to use for reminiscing with people who have memory and verbal expression issues---they recall dogs they once had, going swimming or just talk about the expressions on the puppies faces.

  • VegasGal
    2018-11-08 09:52

    Loved this! A must see photographic portrayal of adorable mostly rescue puppies swimming. Wonderful action shots that will make you laugh, exclaim "Awwwwhh, how cute!" and even amaze you. Photos are large and clear for being mostly shot underwater, and the dogs' eyes will amaze and melt your heart every time. Great book for dog lovers, photographers, and anyone who just needs a positive visual experience to make you feel good inside.

  • Emily
    2018-10-28 02:33

    If there’s a person out there that dislikes this book, I want to meet them, because they’re one of a kind. I almost feel like it’s cheating to count this as a review, because there are almost no words in it, but IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY. Therefore, I must share it with all of you. Seriously. I dare you to look at this book and not smile at one of the pictures, at least. It’s fantastic.The best: the boxer and the pug and any that have eyes bugging out.

  • Claire
    2018-11-08 07:36

    I liked this book better than his previous, Underwater Dogs. More adorable, less fangs. He still clearly likes the chasing balls in the water shots, but I prefer the more amiable chilling underwater shots.Particularly enjoyed several of his profile shots (Bear!). And some that made me think, "High Five!" as the puppy's paw stretches forward.Good times.

  • Sadie
    2018-11-18 05:41

    A cute coffe table book. I like what the photographer stands for. I would've preferred if it had bios of the dogs, especially the adoptable ones. Maybe the owners too, their family story. There was a dog named Sadie, which shouldn't have surprised me but it did & that ruined my enjoyment of the book a little.

  • Brigid
    2018-11-01 02:44

    A great book to peruse when you need some giggles and cuteness. Filled with photos of puppies, cute on their own, as they play in the water (or not). The lens used makes these adorable creatures even more so, with their big heads and soulful eyes.

  • Meadow
    2018-10-22 04:43

    It is a book full of pictures of puppies underwater! AWESOME!! I think I may actually like the Underwater Dogs book more, but that might just be because it was first and has a special place in my cuteness overload center.

  • Meagan
    2018-11-05 03:47

    Who doesn't like puppies? This is a great follow-up to Underwater Dogs, which you should definitely check out if you haven't already. While the adult dogs were more gaping jaws and teeth, the puppies were a lot of big eyes and derpy cuteness.Fast to go through and pretty charming.

  • Emmy Groendyke
    2018-10-26 06:51

    Of course I'm going to give this book 5 stars. It's puppies!! Puppies having fun and playing underwater! What's not to love?! Either you love puppies or you have no soul. Also one of underwater puppies had my name, I want to give the book an extra star for that.

  • Sarah
    2018-10-27 09:00

    This book is just what the title says: photos of puppies underwater. It is adorable and hysterical all at once. And all of the puppies are rescues! Also wonderful is Casteel's first book, Underwater Dogs.