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

“Jackie the Penguin Goes to Madagascar” is released

I am happy to share the good news: Alex Shaland’s new children’s book “Jackie the Penguin Goes to Madagascar” is now released. In this book, Jackie meets adorable lemurs, colorful chameleons, tiny frogs, strange insects, beautiful birds, and other fascinating wildlife. No matter whether large or small, these creatures are very special because most of…

Author Alex Shaland Talks with Children About Writing and His Book

Join Cleveland author Alex Shaland, for a presentation about what it is like being a writer and about his book “Jackie the Penguin Goes on Safari.”  Event Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023 Event Time: 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM. An in-person event at the Beachwood Branch Library 25501 Shaker Boulevard / Beachwood, OH 44122-2306 p 216.831.6868 This presentation is…

Storytelling with Photos

The Cleveland Photo Fest Presents:  “Storytelling with Photos”  A free in-person event Date and Time:  December 16, 2022 at 7:00 PM Location:  Bostwick Design Art Initiative Building  2731 Prospect Rd, Cleveland, OH 44115 (Parking at East Side of Building) Presented by: Alex Shaland and Irene Shaland Alex Shaland is a travel photographer and the author of two…

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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