SHANNON'S WILD LIFE

Wildlife Photographer Shannon O’Shea is a relative newcomer to the amazing world of wildlife photography, having only been shooting for 10 years. When her husband noticed her taking a picture of a tulip in her garden with a little film-loaded camera, he thought she needed a “big-girl camera”. After downloading the first pictures with her new camera she was hooked and her new life began. Her photography obsession has gone way beyond anything she could have ever imagined. Photography has given her a greater appreciation of the beauty of nature and the wonders of wildlife. It certainly has helped her look at things in an entirely different way. She has met so many amazing photographers from all over the world who share her passion for photography.

 

Shannon and her husband enjoy travelling around the country taking pictures of wildlife, particularly waterfowl. Shannon also enjoys photographing nature, landscapes and architecture. Her favorite places for wildlife and nature photography are central Florida, Nevada and Wyoming and of course the place where she began honing her trade right in her own backyard – Wildwood Lake in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

 

Shannon’s work has appeared in magazines and websites all over the world, including many travel sites and youtube videos. She has had numerous photos published in Photography Week Magazine, the world's best-selling digital photo magazine. She was featured in the April 2014 edition of The Burg magazine and the Harrisburg Patriot-News as well as several times in the Penn Live edition. Her shot of a fawn in a hollowed-out tree stump was chosen for the cover of Member’s 1st Federal Credit Union’s 2015 calendar and her shot of a Sandhill Crane family was featured in the 2019 calendar. Her photo of an Amish buggy was featured in the 2020 calendar "Buggies of Backroad America". Her shot of three Canada Geese goslings has been published in a wonderful children’s book called “Benony and His Family of Canada Geese” by Jan Gardner. Her photos of a Turtle and a Wood Duck family have been published in the outstanding book “Grief: The Event, The Work, The Forever” by Lisa Zoll and Lynn Shiner. Her photo of a sunset at Hilton Head Island, SC was featured in SouthernLiving.com. Her photo of Wormsloe Plantation, Isle of Hope, Georgia was featured in O, The Oprah Magazine. Her photo of a baby Red Panda at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk was chosen as the Red Panda of The Month by Mozilla Firefox. The photo appeared on Mozilla Firefox’s Twitter page, as well as their Facebook page. She also had 8 photos chosen for the Picture Project on the South Carolina Information Highway website, www.sciway.net. Her photo of a Bobcat, taken at the Western North Carolina Nature Center in Asheville now adorns the locker room of the Western Carolina University (the Catamounts). Her photo of a Great Egret is featured in the Susquehanna River Trail Map & Guide. Her photo of a Great Egret walking on alligators appears in the Great Egret species account on All About Birds, a free online bird guide from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Her photo of a wild Desert Bighorn Sheep was featured in a TEDxYosemite talk, "How a Lonely Cougar in Los Angeles Inspired the World" by conservationist Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, California Director of the National Wildlife Federation youtu.be/pMO8-f70nFY.

 

In 2014 she received and accepted an invitation to become a Getty Images contributor photographer. She recently had showings of her photographs at Artist Exhibits at The Benjamin Olewine III Nature Center at Wildwood Park and the Dauphin County Administration Building, both in Harrisburg, PA, Messiah Lifeways in Mechanicsburg, PA, Capital Blue Health and Wellness Center in Enola, PA, St. Thomas Roasters Coffee House in Linglestown, PA and the Art Association Of Harrisburg Gallery Walk in Harrisburg, PA. She recently gave a talk and slide-show presentation to the Appalachian Audubon Society – “You never know what you’ll see at Wildwood”.

 

Shannon is a native of Steelton, Pennsylvania and currently resides with her husband, Kenneth Buchanan, in Susquehanna Township. She plans on continuing her travels, improving her skills and hoping to have many more opportunities for people to see and enjoy her work.

You can view Shannon’s photography gallery on Flickr, a world-wide photo sharing site, where she has had over 17 million views of her work.

WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/SHANNONROSEOSHEA

Buddy Icon photo of Shannon at Wildwood Lake by Larry Imes.

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Well done to Shannon for this amazing gallery with wonderful, varied and inspiring images.

July 31, 2021

Shannon, you have a fantastic portfolio of work with beautiful colors, rich tones, and soft light... inspirational, to say the least. ✨ Thank you for sharing your images with us here on Flickr! ✨ Saludos

April 13, 2021

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MUCHAS VECES ELIJO FOTOS PARA FAVORITAS SIN REPARAR A VECES QUIEN ES EL AUTOR...HOY ME DETUVO UNA POLLONA MUY ESPECIAL FOTOGRAFIADA....RECORRI SU GALERIA Y FUI A LA INFORMACION DE Shannon O’Shea.... VIENDO ANTES VARIAS FOTOS DE ELLA ..NO ME ASOMBRO EN LO ABSOLUTO TODAS LAS MENCIONES QUE TIENE Y RECONOCIMIENTOS.....Y ME DI CUENTA QUE EN LOS ULTIMOS MESES TENIA MUCHAS FAVORITAS DE SHANNON ..SIN SABER QUE ERAN DE LA MISMA AUTORA...ASI QUE ESTIMADA COLEGA SUPER FELICITACIONES .!!! POR TUS MARAVILLOSOS TRABAJOS...TIENES MUCHO TALENTO ,UN GRAN MARIDO Y EXCELENTE PROFESOR..FELICITACIONES DESDE ARGENTINA ;)

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April 12, 2021

When you view a photo of Shannon's, you need not look down in the corner to see who the photographer is. You know it's hers. Her work is truly unique. And those titles she attaches to each perfectly completes the story being told. Quite inspirational... Thank you for posting, Shannon!

February 12, 2021
uptuna says:

What an awesome display of nature photographs. It takes talent and an enormous amount of patience Truly inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

January 31, 2021

Greetings from a frozen TORONTO ON CANADA Shannon is a wonderful artist whose visions are translated though her lens. Each and every photograph could easily be faved and commented. I came across her photos by chance and now visit time and again. There is much to learn from her outstanding photography. Shannon has set t… Read more

Greetings from a frozen TORONTO ON CANADA Shannon is a wonderful artist whose visions are translated though her lens. Each and every photograph could easily be faved and commented. I came across her photos by chance and now visit time and again. There is much to learn from her outstanding photography. Shannon has set the standard. To Shannon, stay safe and take care. ALEXANDER R MARKOVIC

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January 28, 2021

What a stunning photostream!!! I've never seen better wildlife work.

August 16, 2020

Awesome and inspired gallery. Some masterpieces make this place a must.

July 5, 2020

Consistently great photos. An inspiration for all.

July 3, 2020

Real awesome captures from all kind of animals, mostly in very special poses. Just a dream!

June 16, 2020

I'm an ardent follower of her beautiful sense of humor and class of photography. She has an artistic eye to see nature around us in her own way, with every finer detail of animal behaviour, especially birds in her home country and state. Shannon's work is truly inspiring and worth seeing for a novel experience! She has… Read more

I'm an ardent follower of her beautiful sense of humor and class of photography. She has an artistic eye to see nature around us in her own way, with every finer detail of animal behaviour, especially birds in her home country and state. Shannon's work is truly inspiring and worth seeing for a novel experience! She has some masterpiece photographic creations to the class of an artist having a sense of beauty and honesty that you can rely on.

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April 21, 2020

Brilliant !!! Greetings from the former GDR ...

November 13, 2019

A very nice place to come in and see lots of great photos. Good luck!

November 9, 2019

A beautiful gallery with fantastic photos! Perfect photos - and the animals are almost tangible! Very natural as in real nature! It is my pleasure to look at your photos! You are a great photographer! 👌 Best regards from Anny - Google translated (I hope flawless)

July 26, 2019

Very impressive gallery with pictures beautiful enough to cry ! Bravo Shannon et merci pour cet enchantement !

July 14, 2019

Vous avez une galerie d'animaux superbes, bravo et enchantez nous encore !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 17, 2019
Mohamad says:

some masterpieces by a real artist, well done Shannon

October 30, 2018

The most pleasant of company!

October 4, 2018
tikhont says:

Indeed beauty is everywhere in the wild nature, it is case for this gallery where every photo is perfect and reveals the beauty of what encircles us. Thank you Shannon for this very nice gallery.

June 15, 2018
Alleged Wire (deleted)

Shannon's work is truly an inspiration and definitely worth a look at. The quality of her work is fantastic and should be seen and admired for many years to come. I love what Crystal Grace said "There is nothing more amazing then seeing real photography through the eyes of someone who has appreciation of nature at its … Read more

Shannon's work is truly an inspiration and definitely worth a look at. The quality of her work is fantastic and should be seen and admired for many years to come. I love what Crystal Grace said "There is nothing more amazing then seeing real photography through the eyes of someone who has appreciation of nature at its finest" is absolutely right.

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April 8, 2018

I have been truly inspired by Shannon's work. In all aspects of her photos, I have been amazed at the close proximity she gets to her subjects. There is nothing more amazing then seeing real photography through the eyes of someone who has appreciation of nature at its finest. Shannon is a truly amazing photograp… Read more

I have been truly inspired by Shannon's work. In all aspects of her photos, I have been amazed at the close proximity she gets to her subjects. There is nothing more amazing then seeing real photography through the eyes of someone who has appreciation of nature at its finest. Shannon is a truly amazing photographer who has given me many new ideas as a beginner in FLICKR. I hope that many of our members give her the thumbs up and follow her work. Well done Shannon and congratulations

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April 2, 2014