Amateur kayaker and adventure photographer Thomasz Furmanek is here to show the world the true Zen of kayaking. Around 3 years ago he took his first photo from the seat of a kayak and he hasn’t stopped since. Once you see the breathtaking beauty of his photos you will truly understand why.
The photographer writes on Bored Panda, “My aim is to capture the beauty and balance of nature in the fjords and lakes, mainly in Norway. I also wish to motivate people to visit some of these remote locations and show them the joy of kayaking.”
Many of his photos are taken in calm, glassy waters, allowing reflections and symmetry to show the Zen of kayaking. As a result, his photos provoke some serious wanderlust and it’s not without intention. In Furmanek’s own words, “The aim is to create the feeling of being in the photo and a wish to explore these locations.”
The fact Furmanek takes his photos from inside of a kayak is extremely important, the sight of the kayak bow gives the viewer the exact vantage point of a kayaker. “The triangle of the bow also acts like a vector, directing the focus of the viewer to the scenery above the tip of the kayak.”
Most of Furmanek’s photos are captured using a GoPro camera or a Sony compact camera. The adventure photographer adds, “I seldom use my DSLR cameras from the kayak since my focus is mainly on the composition and feeling than the technical quality.”
We already shared some of these photos with you before, but here are even more of Furmanek’s breathtaking images.
Furmanek enjoys kayaking because it allows him to connect with nature on a completely different level, while also providing some mental balance. Kayaking also allows him to explore locations that would otherwise be near impossible to reach.
Midnight Sun In Reinefjorden
Furmanek strives to find and photograph picturesque locations that can be kayaked by people of all levels.
Winter Night In Nærøyfjorden
“In addition to giving people motivation for exploring the nature around us, I try to capture the calming and balancing effect that these location can have. I believe that it is important for our mental and spiritual development to connect to nature, especially in today’s technological world.”
Midnight Sun In Kjerkfjorden
Kjerkfjorden At Night
Oldevatnet in Olden
Photo Credits: furmanek.com