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Despite being a relatively small island, Britain’s jagged coastline is extensive, stretching almost 20,000 miles from the Scilly Isles to Shetland. And it is anything but uniform: cliffs, fjords, estuaries, rias, lagoons, sounds, bays, salt marshes, and sand and pebble beaches combine to create a hotchpotch of habitats. With 8,365 species (and counting), including Britain’s largest mammals, the world’s second largest fish, 50% of the world’s grey seals, 80% of the world’s northern gannets, internationally important overwintering populations of 15 species of wading birds and so much more, the sea is home to Britain’s most spectacular wild wonders.

In England alone, we make 271 million recreational visits to the coast EACH YEAR. WILD British Seas aims to not only serve as a beautiful reminder of those breath-taking coasts and seascapes, but also to shed light on the creatures that inhabit them, whether permanently or as seasonal guests.

“I love British Seas,” says Alex. “This book shares my passion, experience and knowledge. Most books on the nature of our seas are written for specialists like me, primarily to help me identify what I see. With Wild British Seas I wanted to produce a book for everyone, current and future ocean lovers! The book is an introduction and celebration of our seas. The star attraction is stunning photography from the very best photographers capturing the nature around our coasts – including landscapes, seascapes, great flocks of birds, marine mammals and underwater life, backed up with informative, easy-reading chapters and extended captions. It is a book to enhance any visit to see, or an chance to relive those days away from the comfort of home.”

Our well-developed concept will give you an idea of how we see the book being structured and a taste of the incredible photography that it will offer its readers. Alex regularly writes articles for specialist magazines, but he is keen to share his knowledge and passion with a much wider audience.

*We would love to find a publisher who can bring this book to the British public. Contact us if that’s something you would be interested in doing.*

View the Wild British Seas pdf here.

Path towards the coastguard cottages and the Seven Sisters Chalk Cliffs. Seaford Head Nature Reserve, East Sussex, UK, May 2009.  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Path towards the coastguard cottages and the Seven Sisters Chalk Cliffs. Seaford Head Nature Reserve, East Sussex, UK, May 2009.
Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) jumping out the water, Shetland, Scotland, UK, January.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) jumping out the water, Shetland, Scotland, UK, January.
Ammonite Graveyard at sunrise, Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis, Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Dorset, England, UK  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Ammonite Graveyard at sunrise, Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis, Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Dorset, England, UK
Big storm hitting cliffs, with waves breaking over the top, Shetland, Scotland, UK, July.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Big storm hitting cliffs, with waves breaking over the top, Shetland, Scotland, UK, July.
Orca whales (Orcinus orca) pod surfacing together, Shetland, Scotland, UK. April.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Orca whales (Orcinus orca) pod surfacing together, Shetland, Scotland, UK. April.
Patterns of algae on a limestone rock with sand, White sands beach, Causeway coast, Northern Ireland. April 2016.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Patterns of algae on a limestone rock with sand, White sands beach, Causeway coast, Northern Ireland. April 2016.
Winter landscape at Luskentyre beach, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, North Harris in the background. February 2018.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Winter landscape at Luskentyre beach, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, North Harris in the background. February 2018.
Wave in sea off Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK. Long time exposure  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Wave in sea off Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK. Long time exposure
Water flowing over weathered rock with natural patterns, Northumberland Coast, England, UK.  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Water flowing over weathered rock with natural patterns, Northumberland Coast, England, UK.
Sea stacks, Mangurstadh, Aird Feinis, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK. March 2014.  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Sea stacks, Mangurstadh, Aird Feinis, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK. March 2014.
European river otter (Lutra lutra) female bringing octopus ashore for cub, Shetland, Scotland, UK, October.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / European river otter (Lutra lutra) female bringing octopus ashore for cub, Shetland, Scotland, UK, October.
View over Pednvounder Beach towards Logan Rock, Porthcurno, Cornwall, England, UK. April 2009.  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / View over Pednvounder Beach towards Logan Rock, Porthcurno, Cornwall, England, UK. April 2009.
Knot (Calidris canutus) and grey plover (Pluvialis squatarola) roost at high tide with numerous birds packed tightly together, Snettisham, Norfolk, October. Bookplate from Danny Green's 'The Long Jour...  -  Danny Green
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Danny Green / Knot (Calidris canutus) and grey plover (Pluvialis squatarola) roost at high tide with numerous birds packed tightly together, Snettisham, Norfolk, October. Bookplate from Danny Green's 'The Long Jour...
Common / Harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) looking out of water with bee hovering above its nose. Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, July.  -  Andy  Trowbridge
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Andy Trowbridge / Common / Harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) looking out of water with bee hovering above its nose. Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, July.
Northern gannets (Morus / Sula bassanus) portrait of individual with a courting pair in foreground, UK, Bass Rock, Scotland, Portrait category winner in the British Wildlife Photography Awards BWPA co...  -  Ben Hall
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Ben Hall / Northern gannets (Morus / Sula bassanus) portrait of individual with a courting pair in foreground, UK, Bass Rock, Scotland, Portrait category winner in the British Wildlife Photography Awards BWPA co...
Gannet (Morus bassanus) breeding colony, long exposure showing flight trails. Hermaness National Nature Reserve, Shetland, Scotland, July.  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Gannet (Morus bassanus) breeding colony, long exposure showing flight trails. Hermaness National Nature Reserve, Shetland, Scotland, July.
Two European river otters (Lutra lutra) play fighting in the water, Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, December  -  Danny Green / 2020VISION
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Danny Green / 2020VISION / Two European river otters (Lutra lutra) play fighting in the water, Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, December
Large flock of Barnacle geese (Branta leucopsis) taking off from grazing marshes, Caerlaverock WWT, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK, December  -  David Tipling / 2020VISION
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David Tipling / 2020VISION / Large flock of Barnacle geese (Branta leucopsis) taking off from grazing marshes, Caerlaverock WWT, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK, December
Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) bow-riding, near South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) bow-riding, near South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) adult female among breaking waves, Lincolnshire, UK  -  Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) adult female among breaking waves, Lincolnshire, UK
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) bull with reflections on water of harbour lights, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, June 2010. Photographer quote: 'This 'seal on fire' is actually bobbing in a harbour and...  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) bull with reflections on water of harbour lights, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, June 2010. Photographer quote: 'This 'seal on fire' is actually bobbing in a harbour and...
View over Gannet colony (Morus bassanus) with flight trails of birds in flight, Hermaness NNR, Unst, Shetland, Scotland, June 2010  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / View over Gannet colony (Morus bassanus) with flight trails of birds in flight, Hermaness NNR, Unst, Shetland, Scotland, June 2010
Mixed flock of Black-tailed Godwit {Limosa limosa} with Knot {Calidris canutus} and Redshank {Tringa totanus} at high tide roost, Snettisham RSPB Reserve, The Wash, Norfolk, UK, August  -  David Tipling
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David Tipling / Mixed flock of Black-tailed Godwit {Limosa limosa} with Knot {Calidris canutus} and Redshank {Tringa totanus} at high tide roost, Snettisham RSPB Reserve, The Wash, Norfolk, UK, August
Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) rear view of bird hanging in air over steep cliffs, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK. ~HIGHLY COMMENDED - Animals in their environment -  Wildlife Photographer of the Year co...  -  Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) rear view of bird hanging in air over steep cliffs, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK. ~HIGHLY COMMENDED - Animals in their environment - Wildlife Photographer of the Year co...
Curlew (Numenius arquata) on shore of sea loch,~Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK, September  -  Laurie Campbell
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Laurie Campbell / Curlew (Numenius arquata) on shore of sea loch,~Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK, September
Turnstones (Arenaria interpres) taking to the air as wave crashes over the rock they are perching on, Northumberland Coast, England, November  -  Laurie Campbell
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Laurie Campbell / Turnstones (Arenaria interpres) taking to the air as wave crashes over the rock they are perching on, Northumberland Coast, England, November
Flock of Sanderling (Calidris alba) flying over a rough sea, Berwickshire Coast, Scotland, UK, March  -  Laurie Campbell
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Laurie Campbell / Flock of Sanderling (Calidris alba) flying over a rough sea, Berwickshire Coast, Scotland, UK, March
Durdle Door in winter, Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Dorset, England, UK  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Durdle Door in winter, Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Dorset, England, UK
Great skua (Stercorarius skua) in flight and spectacular coastline with sea stacks and cliffs, home to breeding sea birds at Hermaness, Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland. May 2018. Digital composite  -  Philippe Clement
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Philippe Clement / Great skua (Stercorarius skua) in flight and spectacular coastline with sea stacks and cliffs, home to breeding sea birds at Hermaness, Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland. May 2018. Digital composite
Gannets (Morus bassanus) nests with the blue representing discarded rope and fishing nets incorporated into the nests, Shetland, Scotland, UK, June.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Gannets (Morus bassanus) nests with the blue representing discarded rope and fishing nets incorporated into the nests, Shetland, Scotland, UK, June.
Gannet (Morus bassanus) nesting colony at Hermaness, Shetland, Scotland, UK, September.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Gannet (Morus bassanus) nesting colony at Hermaness, Shetland, Scotland, UK, September.
Puffins (Fratercula arctica) and razorbills (alca torda) with Eilean Mhuire behind, Shiant Isles, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK. June, 2018  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Puffins (Fratercula arctica) and razorbills (alca torda) with Eilean Mhuire behind, Shiant Isles, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK. June, 2018
Avocets (Avocetta recurvirostra) wheeling over over the scrape at Cley Norfolk Wildlife Trust Reserve, North Norfolk, England, UK, February.  -  David Tipling
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David Tipling / Avocets (Avocetta recurvirostra) wheeling over over the scrape at Cley Norfolk Wildlife Trust Reserve, North Norfolk, England, UK, February.
Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) in summer plumage, on Norfolk shoreline in breaking wave, England, UK, May.  -  Ernie  Janes
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Ernie Janes / Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) in summer plumage, on Norfolk shoreline in breaking wave, England, UK, May.
Catch of Norway lobsters (Nephrops norvegicus) separated into tubes, Lamlash Bay, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK, August 2016.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Catch of Norway lobsters (Nephrops norvegicus) separated into tubes, Lamlash Bay, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK, August 2016.
Humpback whale  (Megaptera novaeangliae) just under surface, off Shetland, Scotland, UK.  First ever underwater images of humpbacks in British waters  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) just under surface, off Shetland, Scotland, UK. First ever underwater images of humpbacks in British waters
Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) in flight, Treshnish Isles, Scotland, UK, July  -  Danny Green
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Danny Green / Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) in flight, Treshnish Isles, Scotland, UK, July
Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena), Shetland, Scotland, UK, October.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena), Shetland, Scotland, UK, October.
Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) with sandeels, Skomer Island, Wales, UK, July  -  Danny Green
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Danny Green / Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) with sandeels, Skomer Island, Wales, UK, July
Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle) calling, Shetland, Scotland, UK, July  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle) calling, Shetland, Scotland, UK, July
Razorbill (Alca torda) calling, Fowlsheugh, Scotland, June.  -  Fergus  Gill
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Fergus Gill / Razorbill (Alca torda) calling, Fowlsheugh, Scotland, June.
Fisherman holding a European lobster (Homarus gammarus) just pulled from a pot on his boat 'Rhiannon', at sea off Cornwall, England, UK, April 2011 Model released. 2020VISION Book Plate.  -  Toby Roxburgh / 2020VISION
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Toby Roxburgh / 2020VISION / Fisherman holding a European lobster (Homarus gammarus) just pulled from a pot on his boat 'Rhiannon', at sea off Cornwall, England, UK, April 2011 Model released. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Gannet soft toy merchandise on sale at Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, showing economic benefits of presence of Bass Rock, Scotland, UK, August  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Gannet soft toy merchandise on sale at Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, showing economic benefits of presence of Bass Rock, Scotland, UK, August
RF- White tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) in flight, Portree, Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK. June. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Peter  Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / RF- White tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) in flight, Portree, Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK. June. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) breaching in evening light, Moray Firth, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK, August, sequence 3/7. 2020VISION Exhibition. 2020VISION Book Plate.  -  John MacPherson / 2020VISION
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John MacPherson / 2020VISION / Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) breaching in evening light, Moray Firth, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK, August, sequence 3/7. 2020VISION Exhibition. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Sunset over the Cullin Mountains from Elgol shoreline, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK, April.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Sunset over the Cullin Mountains from Elgol shoreline, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK, April.
RF - Sand dunes with Marram grass (Ammophila arenaria) and beach at Seilebost beach, Isle of Harris, Scotland, UK. October (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / RF - Sand dunes with Marram grass (Ammophila arenaria) and beach at Seilebost beach, Isle of Harris, Scotland, UK. October (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Blue hour before sunrise at the dunes of Seilebost beach, Lewis and Harris, Scotland. February 2018.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Blue hour before sunrise at the dunes of Seilebost beach, Lewis and Harris, Scotland. February 2018.
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