About Me

Hot off the press-my 2nd travel book Summers On-The Global Explorations Of An Educator.

Please contact me at larryshortell@gmail.com if you’re interested in a signed copy.

Author/Artist Statement-

Recently, my 2nd book “Summers On” was published. Summers Off and Summers On are entertaining travel essays that each take you to over 26 locations worldwide. These are some of my most memorable adventures from my travels thus far. I have gotten all great reviews from friends, fellow travelers and the media. It is available at Amazon.  So pick up a copy, give me some feedback; personally or via a review on Amazon.

My interest in photography began when I started traveling.  I saw plants, animals, and people that were all so different than what I had known from the first part of my life.  I knew I wanted to capture those incredible memories not only to relive them later in life but also to share them with others.  Over time, I realized that I enjoyed experiencing the natural wonders of our world first-hand and creating images that were natural not only in composition but in production.  I wanted to relay the exhilaration I felt when my eyes first set on such rich and unique sights.

Over the last twenty years, I have had the pleasure of traveling to over 100 countries, all seven continents, and each of the 50 states.  I learned that the beauty and simplicity of nature are seen not only in far-off exotic places but also in our own back yard.  Within this webpage, I have put together a collection of some of my favorite images. My goal is to represent the richness of color, light, and expression often found in the uncomplicated, natural splendor of our world. I hope these photographs of flora, fauna, people, and places transport others to adventures yet to be imagined.

Here is my coffee table book! It has over 75 of my pictures of Flora, Fauna, People, Places, and abstracts from around the world. Please contact me at larryshortell@gmail.com if you’re interested in a signed copy.

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Manitoba & Saskatchewan

My drive across Canada was long-but the kayaking and fly-fishing broke up the trip.

We had to be aware of the wildfires that seemed to be everywhere.

Good thing we saw lots of waterfalls (including this one-Canada’s 2nd largest).

We also saw plenty of wildlife-in the air…

…on land (well, kinda in the air)…

…or in the water, like this loon-the first I ever saw!

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Next stop this summer was Toronto-starting with the CN Tower.

Had to go to the top!

I could see Ripley’s aquarium through the glass floor experience-so I had to go there next. This is where I saw this sea dragon.

I also visited the Royal Ontarion Museum (ROM) where I saw this display among others-the fossils being my favorite.

On our final day we visited and the Toronto Zoo. We saw a baby gorilla, baby rhino, baby polar bear,

and two baby bamboo-eating panda bears.

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Sailing Lake Ontario

Sailing from Collins Bay Marina in Kingston, Ontario more »

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Moose of Moosehead Lake Maine

My first moose on my 2016 summer vacation starting in Moosehead Lake, Maine. more »

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Action Wildlife

A visit to Action Wildlife more »

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Pennsylvania Kayak

Ahhhh, spring break! Just a man, his jeep, and his kayak. more »

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I got a Drone for Christmas! more »

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Belize Navidad

So my last stop on this Christmas cruise was Belize. I had been to Belize in 2004 where I took a bus from Belize City to Guatamala to visit Tikal. Then I spent a week in Placencia diving, volleyballing, and just plain chilling. This trip was spent at the Belize Zoo. more »

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Roatan, Honduras

Another stop on our cruise was Roatan, Honduras. i hadn’t been there since 1993-yes, it’s changed a lot. more »

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Sailing Mexico

This is the sailboat we raced against in Mexico. more »

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