On the latest Filson Life, marine biologist Alyssa Adler shares with us her love of underwater exploration and polar diving as Undersea Specialist at Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic on Part III of our three-part series, Depth in the Field: Diving Deep with Alyssa Adler.
Story by Alyssa Adler
Photography by Alyssa Adler and Ryder Redfield
Submerged to 40 feet depth my two dive buddies and I sat kneeling to film a crinoid, an ancient ancestor to the sea star which hasn’t evolved for millennia. Crinoids are nearly alien creatures, without complex vision but equipped with the ability to flee from potential predators by whirling their five arms against the water, allowing them to swim to ...
Depth In The Field
On the latest Filson Life, marine biologist Alyssa Adler shares with us her exploration underwater as Undersea Specialist at Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic on Part II of our three-part series, Depth in the Field: Diving Deep with Alyssa Adler.
Story by Alyssa Adler
Photography by Alyssa Adler and Ian Strachan
I buckle my fins and sweep my right arm behind me to locate my breathing apparatus before shifting back, finding that edge of balance on the Zodiac’s pontoon. The day is calm, silence accented by the gentle popping and rolling of behemoth cerulean icebergs nearby. I turn my head and scan the dark, still water, ensuring that the loosely packed surface ice has cleared from my ent...
On the latest Filson Life, marine biologist Alyssa Adler shares with us her journey to becoming Undersea Specialist at Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic on Part I of our three-part series, Depth in the Field: Diving Deep with Alyssa Adler.
Story and Photography by Alyssa Adler
In cold water diving, sight is your strongest sense. Touch is inhibited by the thick exposure gear covering your body and hands. A hood, pulled tight over your head, leaves sound muffled and strange. The only smell you may experience is that of your breath as you occasionally exhale to equalize your mask. The rare slip of the regulator mouthpiece might allow a brief taste of your new environment, but nothing els...
In this Filson Life, we joined wildlife filmmakers Casey Anderson and Brad Orsted of VisionHawk Films in the snowy high desert of western Montana as they track a wild Mountain Lion named Mama Mo.
The sun rises during an early morning wind storm in a valley outside of Bozeman, Montana. Filmmakers Casey Anderson and Brad Orsted have already been up for hours, scanning the landscape for four white spots through their thermal binoculars; a mountain lioness and her three cubs whose bodies glow bright in the heat sensing optics. Despite winds reaching 40 mph, the lioness makes an appearance on a peak a few miles away, returning home from a long night of caring for her cubs (read: killing a mule dee...
Deep in the heart of the North Cascades, isolated from the outside world by the rugged terrain in which it is situated, lies the small commu...Read More
You can find more of Camrin's work on the daily through her Instagram.
Teton Valley lies along Idaho’s south eastern border, just over the Teton Range from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The hills move from rolling to rugged quickly and the land bares big animals and fast little ones. Wide open spaces and big skies make this place feel like summer vacations when I was little, visiting my grandparent...Read More
Filson: Give us a little of your back story. How’d you grow up? Where are you from?
Sim: I grew up in Pennsylvania in a small town out...Read More
Anthony "Thosh" Collins has spent the last eighteen years documenting and sharing the beauty, strength, intelligence, and resiliency of the Native cultures of the West and their unique landscapes. Rooted in his O'Odham heritage, a tribe from Salt River, Arizona, he utilizes photography to promote a positive image of Indigenous people and the land they inhabit. Thosh was featured in the April Filson Catalog, you can find more of his work here.
Photographs are like entities. In my 18 years as a photographer, I have witnessed many things that these entities can do. Some are powerful, igniting social consciousness on a global scale. At their best, they have the ability to instill feelings of hop...Read More