“Daniel Fox gives me goose bumps! The guy is driven yet not fanatic. He has stamina, which you need if you’re on a life time mission. What Daniel does and why he does is, really impresses and touches me deeply. For once not a chest hitting alpha male adventurer who wants to compete with mother Nature. ‘We are part of nature,’ he says. There’s nothing to prove, according to him, but lots to observe. If there’s anyone who can do just that and bring back amazing stories to engage us with Nature, it’s Daniel Fox.”
Arita Baaijens, desert explorer, Founder Sahara Society Netherlands, FRGS
Explorer and storyteller, Fox believes in the Power of Nature to Restore the Human Spirit. Through his photography, writing and videos, Daniel uses his narrative to inspire the public to reconnect with the natural world with humility and perspective.
When he is not out on solo wilderness expeditions, Fox uses the insights and lessons he has acquired to guide people in their personal journey – working with them to STOP and set boundaries. BREATHE and bring perspective. RELAX and gain clarity, LISTEN and make clear and sounded choices. His definition of success is when you own the choices you make. When you know what you want. When you take control of your life. It is that feeling of satisfaction you have when you wake up in the morning, carry it with you throughout the day and go to bed at night. His mission is to guide people to find their success.
He is the founder of W.I.L.D., an initiative that raises funds to send under privileged youth to wilderness immersion camps. Fox believes that immersion in nature is an important part of our development, especially during our early, formative years when it is so critical to discover who we are, develop strong self-esteem, begin to adopt leadership skills, challenge our physical well-being and acquire the capacity to live a balance life in a world dominated by technology Knowing the importance of today’s youth in shaping the future, his effort is targeted on giving youth, especially under-privileged teens, the opportunity to experience first-hand the positive impact nature can have on their lives through wilderness immersion camps. This immersion is a powerful first step that can help trigger a desire to explore and discover the natural world and to begin to understand how experiencing the beauty and ultimate challenges inherent in nature can lead to enhancing their self-confidence and help them develop valuable leadership skills.
His work has been featured in Outside Magazine, Canoe Kayak Magazine, Adventure Kayak Magazine, Sea Kayaker Magazine, Alaska Magazine, The Daily Post, NY Post, The Telegraph, Marin Magazine and others.
The Wild Image Project
Ever since I was a young boy, I found my inspiration and comfort in nature. It taught me about life, and death, about change and evolution, about challenges and perseverance. Most importantly, it taught me about perspective and balance, about being humble and spiritual.
Nature has become an ideology, a debate, something people now humanize. While there is an extreme awareness, there is also an extreme disconnection with our planet. We continue to perceive ourselves as separated from the environment, superior with our technology. The Wild Image Project is an ongoing narrative that focuses on highlighting the true essence of nature and its teachings. Through my photography, writing and videos, I try to provoke a dialogue that invites the viewer to reevaluate its relationship with the environment. Nature is raw, rough, pretty, beautiful, inspiring, but above all, a humble experience.
“Daniel Fox is the quintessential explorer. Working with Daniel, I always looked forward to his dispatches as they came to us, as they’re guaranteed to drip with passion, courage, and stunning images the likes of which most people will never see. One part intrepid adventurer, one part naturalist, and one part environmentalist, Fox not only uses his expedition for personal growth, but documents it adroitly with tremendous technical craft, in order to share it with the world. His generosity of spirit makes for important work that will affect the destiny of our natural world positively. The work he produces enriches the lives of our readers by capturing their imagination, demonstrating the hidden industry of beauty that is our uncharted world.”
Stiv Wilson, former Editor In Chief, Wend Magazine