seth casteel snaps underwater puppies making a splash seth casteel snaps underwater puppies making a splash
sep 22, 2014

seth casteel snaps underwater puppies making a splash

seth casteel snaps underwater puppies making a splash
all images © seth casteel




beagles, spaniels and pugs are only a few of the aquatic pooches featured in photographer seth casteel‘s latest series of pet portraiture ‘underwater puppies’, adapted into a recently-released book. 80 previously unpublished images comprise the volume, showing off the newly-learned skills of tiny swimming canines. armed with waterproof camera and a rubber toy, casteel taught the playful pups — ranging from 6 weeks to 6 months of age — about buoyancy, their physicality in the water and how to get out of a pool, all while snapping stills of their wide-eyed mugs and paddling paws. as they plunge into the pool, each young dog exhibits expressions of surprise, spirit and complete contentment, with seemingly smiling faces surrounded by a giant splash. take a look below for a behind-the-scenes look at casteel photographing the puppies for his book.

underwater puppies seth casteel
‘iggy’ sticks out his tongue as he plunges into the pool

underwater puppies seth casteel
‘corey’ paddles back to the water’s edge

underwater puppies seth casteel
‘reason’ is ready to catch a ball in his mouth

underwater puppies seth casteel
‘rolley’ calmly swims beneath the surface of the water

wide-eyed ‘monty’ takes a look around

underwater puppies seth casteel
‘ginger’ seems secretive

underwater puppies seth casteel
‘pringles and pickme’ swim in unison

underwater puppies seth casteel
‘popsicle’ plunges into the pool



underwater puppies by seth casteel
video courtesy of little, brown and company

underwater puppies seth casteel
behind-the-scenes with casteel and pooch

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