Born and raised in Southern California, my childhood was spent exploring the intertidal regions of Orange County’s amazing beaches. I have a BFA in studio art from OTIS College of Art and Design and received my MFA in fine arts from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Crafts.
I’ve been drawn to making images for years and in the past eight years have been focusing on wildlife photography with an emphasis on marine mammals. Currently, I am the staff photographer for the global citizen science organization Earthwatch and Dr. Lei Lani Stelle of the University of Redlands and her ongoing projects in both Southern California and remote British Columbia. I also work with Dana Wharf Whale Watch in Dana Point, CA. who assists and collaborate with Dr. Stelle's current research.
To learn more about Dr. Stelle's research and GIS mapping projects check out the following sites.
*Images may be requested for any scientific research paper or publication without an image fee. Photo credit should be listed as "Shane Keena Photography". For use of images for promotional purposes (advertising, etc) email me for image usage one time fee.
*If you are interested in purchasing prints prices are available upon request. Orders usually take 10-14 days to arrive and if you enjoyed the images please take a moment to leave a comment in the guestbook section. Thanks for looking!
*Special thanks to the friends who I work with and support me; Donna Kalez, Captain Frank Brennan, and the staff of Dana Wharf Whale Watch, Captain Todd Mansur and the staff of The Gray Whale Foundation in Dana Point, and Kate Cummings of Blue Ocean Whale Watch.
*Check out our friends at Dana Wharf Whale Watch, Orange County's best whale watching! http://www.danawharf.com/whalewatch.html and support our good friend Capt.Todd Mansur and his organization http://www.graywhalefoundation.org
*Check out our friends up in Central California at Blue Ocean Whale Watch! http://www.blueoceanwhalewatch.com