My name is Shannon Benson but my work is known by my brand name Shannon Wild. I’m an Australian wildlife photographer & author based in South Africa. I’m proud to be an official contributing photographer and cinematographer for WildAid who are working tirelessly to end the trade in illegal wildlife trafficking.

I feel most at home when I’m working out in the bush and Africa has stolen my heart. The wildlife here is both diverse and stunning. Unfortunately it is also under threat and I feel an obligation as a wildlife photographer to not only document but also share images of this natural beauty in the hope it will also spark action from those who may not be able to experience these animals in the wild, but are just as passionate about protecting them.

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