I've been following Thomasz Furmanek on Instagram for a few years already (right around the time I got my first kayak, the Oru Kayak, which is the same one Furmanek uses).
I liked this bit in his photographic interview with Daily Mail:
The kayak enables me to travel to remote places and show people these places from a different perspective than they are used to.
I think this is one of the reasons people enjoy my photos too. I have people come up to me and say "I love your photos, please keep sharing them". And I think it is because they are seeing places they go to and have seen (parks, recreational areas, rivers) but from a completely different angle. I will keep taking them and sharing them because I love doing it.
Regarding Furmanek's photos, though... he's cheating. Norway is just stunning from any angle.