Photo Adventures with Kayak Fishing Hand Paddles

 

Photography with the Predator Kayak Fishing Hand Paddle
Take pictures and paddle together!

Since the inception of the kayak fishing hand paddle phenomenon, other paddle sportsmen have used these innovative paddles to actively pursuit their kayak hobbies and adventures.   Providing stealth and a simple one handed paddle operation, any paddle sportsmen will soon find these paddles beneficial to their next paddling adventure.

We all know the performance benefits the Predator and Piranha Kayak Fishing Hand Paddles bring to the kayak angling community.  Yes, you can finally paddle and fish together!  No more trying to hold onto your fishing rod and perform a one handed flail with a seven foot kayak paddle, just to move your boat a few yards.

One-handed stealth maneuvering is obviously the biggest benefit provided by these kayak fishing hand paddles.  There are not just for the kayak fishing community only, either.  Stealthy paddling tactics can be applied to other paddle sporting activities.

But what else can the local kayaking sportsman do with kayak fishing hand paddles?  Basically whatever sport or hobby requiring kayaks as the chosen vehicle of transportation can experience the benefits of these innovative paddles. 

Have you ever tried to photograph wildlife from a kayak platform?  Kayaks provide the unique opportunity to get in and up close to wildlife in many aquatic ecosystems.   Requiring only 3 – 4 inches of water to navigate through, kayaks can stealthily put you closer to your photographic opportunities than you can imagine.  Having birds only yards away, comfortable in their environment, makes for awesome pictures.

Shooting photos from a boat is always a challenge.  Water being a fluid environment, creates its own dynamic problems.  Throw in a breeze, wind or current and now you have another factor involved in trying to capture the perfect shot.  Is wildlife on the move?  Just another variable to contend with.

Now try holding your camera on target, while paddling, to make those current and wind corrections.  You will find that you have to put down your camera to paddle your boat.  You cannot possibly hold your camera steady and paddle your boat a few yards to set up for the perfect shot.  It takes two hands to paddle a kayak with a conventional kayak paddle.  That means you are not ready for the shot when the time arrives.

Flailing that seven foot kayak paddle while trying to capture the moment will generally cost you the shot.  What wildlife is going to hang around as you try to approach with kayak paddles flying?  Are you being very stealthy?

Wildlife photography requires an element of knowledge, patience and stealth.  You have to be able to identify and understand how wildlife acts in their natural surroundings.  Understanding the basic characteristics of your target allows you the patience to study their habitat and identify photo opportunities.   Getting the best shot always requires stealth. 

Generally the closer you can get to the photo opportunity, the better the picture.   You do not want to have spent all that time studying and patiently waiting, only to blow the opportunity with a few careless paddle strokes.

The Predator and Piranha Kayak Fishing Hand Paddles provide you the benefit of paddling your kayak one handed and stealthily to get up and close and personal for the perfect wildlife photograph.

Stow that unwieldy seven foot kayak paddle.  Place a six ounce kayak fishing hand paddle between your legs.  When it is time to follow your wildlife or get in closer, break out your kayak fishing hand paddles.  With a few crafty strokes, you can stealthily maneuver your kayak within photographic range without spooking the wildlife.    

As you can see, the Predator and Piranha Kayak Fishing Hand Paddles can also be used to photograph and paddle!  Who would of thought?

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