Adventure and Action with the Icelandic Search and Rescue Team

We join Luminox and ICE-SAR for missions on land and sea

Iceland—with its active volcanos and glaciers—is a dream destination for photographers, outdoors enthusiasts and anybody choosing to eschew traditional beachside vacations for a little more adventure. We were recently among those aforementioned types, as we joined Luminox and the Icelandic Search and Rescue (ICE-SAR) team for the launch of their ICE-SAR Arctic 1000 series—a collection designed for an elite group who live in accordance with …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Saying goodbye to Kepler, an upstate Witch Camp, Halloween in Tokyo and more in our look around the web

Farewell to NASA’s Kepler Telescope Kepler—the beloved NASA telescope responsible for discovering 70% of the 3,800 confirmed “alien worlds” to date—officially met its end yesterday. After nearly a decade of exploration, the telescope ran out of fuel and can no longer transmit data or focus on transient objects in space. During its time in flight the Kepler was able to study nearly 150,000 stars simultaneously and …

Photographs Taken Through a Lens Made of Ice

Photographer Mathieu Stern recently took a self-funded trip to Iceland to take some photos, but the difference is that his camera lens was made from ice. Yes, they turned out a bit (poetically) blurry, but otherwise the idea worked. After 45 minutes of crafting, Stern took shots of the surrounding scenery, the people who’d joined him and the fleeting icebergs—all before the ice lens melted …