Getting Under the Ice with Brian Skerry

Brian Skerry prepares to dive in icy waters.
Mauricio Handler

Underwater photographer, Brian Skerry, prepares for an icy dive off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan. With all the specialized gear and the large amount of travel necessary to take photos underwater, Skerry says that "being a National Geographic magazine photographer is not unlike being a professional athlete..." Read more about his travels in a blog written about life in the field.