Alaska’s Beauty Captured From A Kayak

Pillar Bay in Afognak Island, Alaska

Pillar Bay in Afognak Island, Alaska. Source: Daniel Fox

Nature and wildlife photographer Daniel Fox has a mission: to bring a connection with the great outdoors to the masses. For Fox, nature photography is his life’s work and his passion, documented online for the world to see . After spending 10 years in New York and what Fox describes as “a short marriage and ugly divorce”, Fox decided to sell everything he owned and make good on his dream of traveling the globe. Now a seasoned expeditionist and storyteller, Fox has made it his goal to bring the rejuvenative and transformative power of nature to the youth of the world.

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This image of a majestic bald eagle was also captured on Kodiak Island.

This image of a majestic bald eagle was also captured on Kodiak Island. Source: Daniel Fox

A family of Sitka, black-tailed deer, are not sure what to think of the new visitor to their island.

A family of Sitka, black-tailed deer, are not sure what to think of the new visitor to their island. Source: Daniel Fox

It was not uncommon for brown bears like this one to come and check out Fox and his campsites.

It was not uncommon for brown bears like this one to come and check out Fox and his campsites. Source: Daniel Fox

Sometimes kayaking through the ice tunnels was tight; but the photos captured are spectacular!

Sometimes kayaking through the ice tunnels was tight; but the photos captured are spectacular! Source: Daniel Fox

Otters in the sea off the coast of Kodiak Island, Alaska; their curiosity was not enough for them to venture away from their activities.

Otters in the sea off the coast of Kodiak Island, Alaska; their curiosity was not enough for them to venture away from their activities. Source: Daniel Fox

"I camped where the Russians established the location of their first Alaska settlement and first substantial European settlement on the Pacific Coast of North America, north of California," says Fox. "I dined watching humpbacks breaching and feeding, listening to their roaring splash echoing around, bouncing off the steep mountains."

"I camped where the Russians established the location of their first Alaska settlement and first substantial European settlement on the Pacific Coast of North America, north of California," says Fox. "I dined watching humpbacks breaching and feeding, listening to their roaring splash echoing around, bouncing off the steep mountains." Source: Daniel Fox

Surreal and breathtaking image of Fox inside the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska.

Surreal and breathtaking image of Fox inside the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska. Source: Telegraph

According to Fox there is no better way to experience nature than by kayaking. "Kayaking is a really intimate relationship with the water and the places you visit. You are sitting in this small cockpit, feeling every little ripple, wave, breeze, or current."

According to Fox there is no better way to experience nature than by kayaking. "Kayaking is a really intimate relationship with the water and the places you visit. You are sitting in this small cockpit, feeling every little ripple, wave, breeze, or current." Source: Telegraph

This red fox stares at the camera on Kodiak Island, Alaska; inquisitive and unsure of the photographer capturing its image. It looks as though the Foxes were equally intrigued by each other.

This red fox stares at the camera on Kodiak Island, Alaska; inquisitive and unsure of the photographer capturing its image. It looks as though the Foxes were equally intrigued by each other. Source: Daniel Fox

You can really sense the isolation of Fox’s campsite near the Taku Glacier, also in Juneau, Alaska.

You can really sense the isolation of Fox’s campsite near the Taku Glacier, also in Juneau, Alaska. Source: Telegraph

Daniel Fox walking on the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska; the fresh blue ice shows through the dirty surface layer of the glacier.

Daniel Fox walking on the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska; the fresh blue ice shows through the dirty surface layer of the glacier. Source: Daniel Fox

Pillar Bay in Afognak Island, Alaska

Pillar Bay in Afognak Island, Alaska. Source: Daniel Fox

The sunsets at night were vibrant and full of color, like this sensational sunset in Tok, Alaska.

The sunsets at night were vibrant and full of color, like this sensational sunset in Tok, Alaska. Source: Daniel Fox

Kayaking is Daniel Fox’s preferred choice of transportation during his adventures in the wild.

Kayaking is Daniel Fox’s preferred choice of transportation during his adventures in the wild. Source: Daniel Fox

When not in his trusty Kayak, Fox spends a lot of his time walking the wilderness, like in this shot on Alaska’s frozen tundra.

When not in his trusty Kayak, Fox spends a lot of his time walking the wilderness, like in this shot on Alaska’s frozen tundra. Source: Daniel Fox

Among the amazing photos taken by Fox, this shot of a group of sea lions was awarded 1st prize in the Wildlife category Alaska Magazine's Annual Photo Contest. Every year, Alaska Magazine awards the top photos that capture the spirit of the Frontier State.

Among the amazing photos taken by Fox, this shot of a group of sea lions was awarded 1st prize in the Wildlife category Alaska Magazine's Annual Photo Contest. Every year, Alaska Magazine awards the top photos that capture the spirit of the Frontier State. Source: Daniel Fox

A seagull flies over the water on Afognak Island, Alaska.

A seagull flies over the water on Afognak Island, Alaska. Source: Daniel Fox

Motels may be sparse, but there is no shortage of gorgeous campsites like this one at Three Saints Bay in Kodiak Island, Alaska.

Motels may be sparse, but there is no shortage of gorgeous campsites like this one at Three Saints Bay in Kodiak Island, Alaska. Source: Daniel Fox

This fox is just one of the many animals that Daniel encountered during the trip. Fitting that Mr. Fox would have the opportunity to meet another fox along the way.

This fox is just one of the many animals that Daniel encountered during the trip. Fitting that Mr. Fox would have the opportunity to meet another fox along the way. Source: Daniel Fox

The youngest members of the Sitka black tail herd come in for a closer look. Fox says that he rarely felt in danger during his trip, and understands the animal’s natural curiosity towards the strange human visitor that was camping amidst them.

The youngest members of the Sitka black tail herd come in for a closer look. Fox says that he rarely felt in danger during his trip, and understands the animal’s natural curiosity towards the strange human visitor that was camping amidst them. Source: Daniel Fox

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