Joe is a published author and freelance writer, having written numerous books and articles on Christian spirituality, the outdoors, and nature photography. He was the host of a nationally syndicated outdoors-
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Wild Revelation Guide Service specializes in guiding individuals and small, exclusive groups
(up to 3 people) of photography and fishing enthusiasts of all skill levels, including commercial
photographers and videographers. We offer fully guided trips on both the Kodiak Island road
system and can accompany clients on remote, fly-
Hiring a guide for your Kodiak Island adventure cuts through the concern and confusion that visitors
often have and ensures the most efficient, worry-
to offer professional instruction and share a vast amount of knowledge about the island, which helps
get you right to what you came to do and enjoy!
Spending time with an experienced guide also ensures the highest degree of safety and peace of
mind. Exploring the beautiful, rugged environment of Kodiak Island is an unforgettable experience!
However, it is also one to be thoroughly prepared for. The Alaskan wilderness is no place to venture
care. There are many serious challenges and potential dangers present on both road accessible and
remote areas of Kodiak. A professional guide is trained and proficient in such essential skills as
CPR, first aid, bear safety, wilderness emergency and survival.
Wild Revelation Guide Service’s head guide is Joseph Classen. Joe is a lifelong, vastly
experienced outdoorsman, who began fishing and exploring the natural world literally before
he can remember. He has spent countless hours in some of the wildest, most remote and
unforgiving areas of Alaska, Canada, and the lower 48 states. Originally trained as a minister,
Joe holds a master degree level of education, yet remains a very down-
than anything else thoroughly enjoys sharing the inspirational wonder and beauty of
God’s creation with others.
Watch this video to learn more about Joseph and one of his many photography books
“Joe Classen is a well-
learned how to achieve that elusive balance of capturing the essence of the animals and their habitats in an
honest, respectful and entrancing way.”
Larry Van Daele, Ph.D.
Division of Wildlife Conservation,
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
“Joe Classen is truly an outstanding wildlife and scenic photographer with the wilderness in his soul!”
Producer of "ALONE IN THE WILDERNESS" PBS documentary
“Classen's incredible photos of spectacular scenery and up-
together with his thought-
Outdoor writer and author
"As an editor I've bought articles from Joe Classen. As a reader I devour his perspective. He is an artist
tiptoeing out on a limb in the wilderness. In his work he beckons us to follow. He is a pathfinder and they
New York Times' best selling author.
“Joe’s eye for beautiful creatures, captured in their natural habitat, leave one with a deep, soulful longing to walk
briefly in their paws and experience their lives in the wild.”
Author of the “Hunting Hard…In Alaska!” series of books
“Joseph Classen’s pictures capture the light and the action that make his wildlife and nature photography so
compelling and exciting.”
“Joe Classen is among the best at photographing my favorite place on earth, Kodiak Island. His intimate
knowledge of the island and its wildlife has allowed him to capture Kodiak’s beauty unlike any others.”
Gordon L. Pullar, Jr.
Director of Business Operations
PO Box 81, Kodiak, AK 99615
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