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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Underwater Caves

In Bonaire, we discovered they had caves-and underwater caves. more »

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Sailing Bonaire


So this summer it was back to Bonaire. Aside from diving, we sailed! more »

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So we went to an old church in Riverton that was converted into a glass-blowing shop & studio-watch the process

finished product-hot. Below is it once it cools

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Spring break decided to go to Bermuda


cool churches


and banyan trees


awesome scenery along the roads form my moped-the most dangerous thing I did there


Fantasy Cave


Crystal Cave


Bermuda is said to be the shipwreck capitol of the world-the museums show plenty of remains


2017 Americas Cup sailboat racing will be held here next month


Bermuda Zoo and Aquarium provide plenty of entertainment


I was fortunate enough to be present during the annual kite-flying festival

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Farthest point-west coast, Redwoods. Took me 34 years to get here.

See me at bottom?

Perfect fit!

A herd of Roosevelt Elk-63 of them we counted as we set up chairs on the side of the road, took pictures, and watched-for hours. 

I loved Redwoods. It was all I thought it would be. This is me on the last day. Got up at sunrise and headed out to say goodbye to the trees.   

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Mt. St. Helens

Next stop-Mt. St. Helens. I had done this in 2007, but form the other side. more »

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Banff NP

Next stop was Banff NP more »

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Lake Loiuse

I wanted to visit Lake Loiuse for about 10 years. more »

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Jasper National Park

Jasper National was my favorite-this is the first thing I saw. more »

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Elk Island

Just before we got to Edmunton, we passed Elk Island and decided to stay! We saw these bison crossing the road within minutes . more »

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