Underwater photographer coming to Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum

The Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum is presenting a lecture by renowned underwater photographer, Richard Salas. Salas will conduct a presentation of his life experiences as an underwater photographer/diver and share his portraits of what he calls our "underwater family" on Saturday, April 5 at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Salas’s work spans the Pacific Coast of the Americas from Alaska to the equator. He has been specializing in underwater nature and commercial photography since 1980. His lecture exposes and reveals the truth of life through the art of photography of what is going on now in the oceans depths, becoming a voice of the sea. His goal is to provide an underwater education through portraits, share with divers and non-divers his experiences while getting the knowledge out about keeping the ocean a healthy place.

Make your own discoveries as you get up close and personal with his vibrant and stunning portraits.

If you love the sea, photography, diving or want to hear a great life story, view this slideshow of Salas’s amazing photographs of the beauties and the beasts from the ocean depths.

After his presentation, Salas will autograph copies of his newest book, Blue Visions. It is a collection in a series of remarkable photography essays: the Sea of Light Trilogy. The final chapter, Luminous Sea, will be released in the spring of 2015.

Tickets are limited, and cost $16 for adults and $13 for seniors/juniors/students.

Go online at humboldtbaymaritimemuseum.com or call 707-440-9380. All proceeds will benefit the Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum, a nonprofit organization.