Shane Kalyn is a Vancouver-based photographer who has a sincere passion and love for the natural world.   He is inexplicably drawn to the Earth’s four natural elements: Air, Earth, Fire, & Water.  Representing these essential building blocks of life, Shane, through his photography, tries to highlight one or more of these elements while capturing a mood or intimacy in his photographs that tend to draw the viewer in.

Self-taught, Shane’s passion for photography was cultivated from his exposure to the natural world at a young age.  Studying fish & wildlife management in university, Shane now works as a fisheries technician with the Canadian government - a job he loves and that takes him to some amazing and remote corners of his home province of British Columbia.  He is a natural wanderer as well.  Never content to sit still, he has traveled to over 45 countries with no plans on stopping. 

In 2018, Shane joined the team at The Canid Project (, a small animal welfare non-profit and is the Lead Photography Co-Instructor for the canid-based conservation photography workshops offered by the group.

Recently, Shane’s photography has been gaining momentum with online and hardcover publications by National Geographic, Canadian Geographic, British Columbia Magazine and BBC Earth, Additionally, over the past few years Shane has had the pleasure of receiving several international photography awards and many other publications; accolades which he is very much humbled by.  

“my honest desire with creating this website is that through my photography i hope to show that the beauty of the natural world is absolutely worth protecting.....mother nature has already done the work i just point my camera at it and press the shutter” 


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..."I was very proud to have my photo Coho World displayed in such a unique, interactive and impactful way on the steps of Surrey City Hall, all in the hopes of raising awareness of issues surrounding the survival of urban salmon stocks...this installation will be on display for the better part of 2016"...

interested in a similar installation. contact shane below

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