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Shane Gross is a professional marine conservation photojournalist based in Nanaimo, BC, Canada. Shane grew up in the Canadian prairies before spending a year in Australia, 10 years in The Bahamas and currently resides on Vancouver Island. Shane has photographed everything from massive sharks, whales and crocodiles to tiny seahorses, nudibranchs and tadpoles to charismatic sea lions, manatees, and octopus. If it lives underwater, Shane wants to capture that which makes the animal or place special, and they are all special! Shane also shines a light on human’s impact on the oceans through climate change, ocean acidification, plastic pollution, invasive species, overfishing, habitat destruction and our proclivity to drive species towards extinction.

His images have been seen all over the world in books, billboards, and publications like National Geographic, GEO, BBC Wildlife, Smithsonian Magazine, Biographic, and many others. Shane has won countless international photography awards including the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Underwater Photographer of the Year, and Nature Photographer of the Year. Shane is a co-founder of the CCPC (Canadian Conservation Photographers Collective) and an Associate Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) and has shot assignments for Greenpeace, The Nature Conservancy, WildAid, the iLCP and others. He can lick his own elbow and is desperate for Instagram followers. His first book, Bahamas Underwater, is available now via with proceeds benefiting BREEF (the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation).

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