"Paddling Into a Natural Balance - Stories of Kayaking & Conservation Around Channel Islands National Park" by Chuck Graham
Paddling Into A Natural Balance provides a window into the efforts of Channel Islands National Park, among other organizations and people, to protect and restore the Islands' natural beauty and it's precious flora and fauna.
Writer, photographer, and experienced kayaker Chuck Graham has spent many years on multi-day trips exploring the Channel Islands National Park off the coast of Southern California. In this book, he presents vivid photographic evidence of the islands' diverse wildlife and rugged beauty and reflects on the rich, fascinating ecosystems that have evolved over eons. He highlights the recovery of island wildlife such as the island fox, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, rare seabirds, northern elephant seals, and a wealth of plant communities. He also details several hair-raising kayak trips in stormy seas that will leave readers breathless.
About the Author
Chuck Graham is a freelance writer and photographer based in Carpinteria. He’s been a beach lifeguard there for 30 years and has led kayak tours at the Channel Islands National Parksince 1998. His work has been published in Backpacker, BBC Wildlife Magazine, National Geographic,Men’s Journal, Natural History, American Forests, High Country News.His award-winning book, Carrizo Plain, Where the Mountains Meet the Grasslands, was released in January 2021. His second book- Hike the Channel Islands, was co-authored with John McKinney, and was released in Spring 2022.IG: @chuckgrahamphoto.www.chuckgrahamphoto.com.