Tim Sohn

Tim Sohn

Tim Sohn is an Outside correspondent based in Brooklyn. More of his work can be found at timsohn.com.


A New Documentary Explores One Man's Whale Obsession

Wildlife filmmaker Tom Mustill was almost killed in a kayak by a breaching humpback in Monterey Bay, California. He then found himself obsessed with the massive mammal and the species' precarious...

Tim Sohn
Jan 8, 2020

'The Last Whalers' Illuminates a Dying Way of Life

Doug Bock Clark’s deeply reported book is an immersion into the world of an ancient tribe that still relies on a whale hunt for sustenance, while adapting to the creeping influences of modernity

Tim Sohn
Jan 11, 2019

Reality Is Fantasy in 'The Last Wild Men of Borneo'

The island of Borneo has long conjured powerful Western fantasies of the exotic—a place of steep mountains, impenetrable forests, and Stone Age tribes. A place where spirits lurk, where the juju is...

Tim Sohn
Mar 7, 2018

Bristol Bay's Pebble Mine Is Back in Play

One of the most contentious environmental fights of the past 30 years is suddenly back in the news, now that EPA head Scott Pruitt is poised to withdraw measures protecting the bay's storied salmon...

Tim Sohn
Oct 16, 2017

Scoring Obama's Relationship with Alaska

The president’s progressive environmental agenda is a deal-breaker for many Alaskans. But during his recent visit to the state, he may have changed some minds.

Tim Sohn
Sep 3, 2015

The Mysterious Disappearance of Michael Rockefeller

It’s the unsolved mystery that refuses to, uh, die: 23-year-old heir Michael Rockefeller’s disappearance off the south coast of Netherlands New Guinea in 1961 while adventuring among the Asmat people.

Tim Sohn
Feb 9, 2015

The Shane McConkey Story

One of the boldest skiers of our time, Shane McConkey left behind a wife, a daughter, and one of the sport's greatest legacies. Now a new documentary shares intimate details of his life. We talk to...

Tim Sohn
Oct 24, 2013

EPA on Bristol Bay: Mining Probably Bad for Salmon

The Environmental Protection Agency just released its long-awaited study of the potential effects of the proposed—and highly controversial—Pebble Mine on Alaska's watershed and famed salmon, but the...

Tim Sohn
May 18, 2012