Seasons of the Sea
The first major film from world-renowned zoologist and marine photographer Howard Hall, Seasons of the Sea explores the complex ecology of California’s coastal kelp forests. Widely acclaimed for its stunning underwater photography, it won the Golden Panda award at Wildscreen 1990.
Commissioned by PBS for its Nature series and aired as a BBC special, the hour long film delves into the mysterious marine world, examining some of its odd and unusual inhabitants.
Set to a moving soundtrack by Jennie Musket, a female squid anchors her egg case in the sand as gentle music accentuates her soft movements. Often devoting entire dives to just one shot, the time and effort Hall put into his underwater sequences paid off, the result being a whole series of breathtaking and unique images.