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

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…

Loganberry Books Author Alley 

Irene Shaland and Alex Shaland will present their books at the Loganberry Books Author Alley annual event on Saturday, August 20th, 2022 between 12:00 noon and 4:00 PM. Event Location: 13015 Larchmere Boulevard, Shaker Hts., Ohio Dear friends, family, readers, followers, If you live in the Cleveland area, please come to the annual Author Alley…

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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