Born and raised in Southern California, my childhood was spent exploring the intertidal regions of Orange County’s coastline. I have a BFA in studio art from OTIS College of Art and Design and received my MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Crafts.
My work, both photographic and sculptural has always drawn on the natural world for influence. I’ve been drawn to making images for years and in the past ten years focusing on wildlife photography with an emphasis on marine mammals and other ocean dwelling creatures. I was the staff photographer for the global citizen science organization Earthwatch for their "Whales and Dolphins under the California Sun" and have done freelance work for the University of Redlands I have also done photo work for Dana Wharf Whale Watch in Dana Point, CA. My work has been featured numerous times for NatGeo's Your Shot, been published in multiple scientific publications, and been a featured photographer in the book "Amazing Photography" published by Xposer.
I am excited to announce that Dr. Lei Lani Stelle and myself have co-founded and recently launched Life Aquatic Expeditions LLC, a company focused on sharing the adventures and wonders of the ocean and it's creatures! Bookmark the company page and like our Facebook page!
*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, at this time prices are available upon request. Orders usually take 10-14 days to arrive. I proof all prints before they go out to my customers to ensure you get the highest quality image. If you enjoyed the images please take a moment to leave a comment in the guestbook section. Thanks for looking!