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Pink and purple nudibranch. Image courtesy of "Sea" by Mark Laita (Abrams).

Portraits of sea creatures

What’s the best way to create up-close images of sea life? Photographer Mark Laita built an aquarium in his Los Angeles studio and shot more than 80 species borrowed from aquariums across the country for his new book “Sea” (Abrams). View more of Laita’s fascinating photographs in this slideshow.