Alex Shaland

Wildlife adventures,
award-winning photography,
science and technology content

Travel Writing

Author of “Suburbanites on Safari” and “Jackie the Penguin Goes on Safari,” avid blogger, and contributing editor.


Award-winning wildlife and travel photographer. Photos in 4 books and dozens of magazine articles. 

Freelance Writing

Author of 40+ technical articles published in the largest national trade magazines.

Passionate about
  • Defense of wildlife & the environment around the globe
  • Responsible, educational travel to exotic destinations
  • Building friendships & understanding without boarders
  • Advancement of science & technology for the benefit of our planet and all its inhabitants

What Readers Say

“An amazing real life perspective that has been delightfully shared. Funny and witty.”

Philip Coetzee, South Africa, Nature Guide, author of Birds for Beginners.

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Work in Progress

Following the success of the recently released book “Jackie the Penguin Goes on Safari” for children and “Suburbanites on Safari” written for adults. Shaland is currently working on two new books in the “Suburbanites” series with the working titles: “Suburbanites Follow the Great Migration” and “Suburbanites Go to Madagascar.” 

Recent Posts

Flying Like a Bird

This is my most memorable small plane: Diamond DA20. A few years ago, Irene gave me a fantastic birthday present: an opportunity to pilot a small trainer plane (this one) and fly over Cleveland. Prior to that, I only piloted an imaginary fixed-wing aircraft offered by the Microsoft Flight Simulator. But this time, the flightContinue reading “Flying Like a Bird”

About Us

Alex Shaland and his wife Irene explored close to 70 countries and shared their experiences through books, magazine articles, lectures, photo exhibits, and blog posts.

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