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Unleashed: Seth Casteel’s Underwater Puppies

By Hausofpaws @hausofpaws
Beagle Puppy Underwater

Ava, is a 6-week-old Beagle featured in the new book “Underwater Puppies” by Seth Casteel | photo: Seth Casteel

Since the release of Seth Casteel’s photo book “Underwater Dogs”  back in 2012, the adorable images of dogs paddling underwater became a new iconic symbol in the Pet World. The images soon helped to define a new era for dogs everywhere. A new shift in consciousness of how we viewed rescue dogs brought us closer to their world.  With each scene portraying a unique personality, we are drawn in to this underwater world of dogs. Creator Seth Casteel now delights us with new book “Underwater Puppies” that explores the utmost innocence of pups underwater.

Pug underwater

Iggy, a 15-week Pug poses for the book “Underwater Puppies” | photo: Seth Casteel

Labrador/Australian mix under water

Corey, an 8 week Labrador Retriever/Australian cattle dog mix is featured in the new book “Underwater Puppies” | photo: Seth Casteel

Black Labrador Puppy underwater

Ruger, a 7 week black Labrador Retriever poses for “Underwater Puppies” | photo: Seth Casteel

Yellow Lab pup underwater

Reason, a 12-week Yellow Labrador hams it up for the new book “Underwater Puppies” | photo: Seth Casteel

Why Puppies

In an NPR interview, Seth Casteel explains his affinity with his latest project “You know, puppies lift our spirits. They don’t care who you are, what you’ve been doing, where you’re going, they just want to love you and they just want to be your friend. And I think that’s always going to make us feel good.”  Casteel has worked with over 1,500 puppies for this project and what inspired this project? According to Casteel during an NPR interview he emphasized two things: Pool Safety and Shelter Adoption.

“So many people forget that our swimming pools – as much fun as they are – they are a danger, and they can be a danger to our children and to our fur-children. “…all it took was a few times putting them in the water and teaching them where the exit is, and they figured it out.”

Black Lab puppy underwater

Rolley, a 10-week Terrier mix takes it to the water in the book “Underwater Puppies” | photo: Seth Casteel

Terrier Mixes under water

Pringles and Pickme Terrier Mixes pose for the book “Underwater Puppies” | Seth Casteel

Border Collie Mix puppy underwater

Ginger a Border Collie Mix goes underwater in the book “Underwater Puppies” | photo: Seth Casteel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Pup underwater

Monty, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Pup poses for the book “Underwater Puppies” | photo: Seth Casteel

Black Labrador Puppy underwater

Ruger, a 7 week-old black Labrador Retriever poses for “Underwater Puppies” | photo: Seth Casteel

Puggle Mix puppy underwater

Popsicle, a 9 week Puggle Mix poses for the new book “Underwater Puppies” | photo: Seth Casteel

Seth Casteel’s photography career began in 2007 when he first began volunteering at local animal shelters to help dogs and cats get adopted through better photos. Casteel’s work with rescue dogs through his “Underwater Dog” series has garnered him International acclaim with his works appearing in Galleries around the world.  His  book “Underwater Dogs” has also become a New York Times best-seller.

His latest book “Underwater Puppies” is available on Sept. 16

Underwater Puppies Cover

The new book by Seth Casteel “Underwater Pups” is the follow-up to the best-selling photo book “Underwater Dogs”.

VIDEO: The Making of Seth Casteel’s “Underwater Puppies”


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