Shanna Baker


Shanna Baker is an editor, writer, and photographer driven by a love of nature and an insatiable wanderlust. Her work has appeared in Photo District News, Outpost, and British Columbia Magazine, among other publications. She was formerly the associate editor of British Columbia Magazine. During recent photographic exploits, she has been pelted with paint at an Indian festival, befriended elephants in Sri Lanka, and met the voracious, blonde raccoons of Portland Island. Photo by Grant Faint

Shanna's Contributions

Guardians of the Coast

It hasn’t always been smooth sailing, but British Columbia’s coastal First Nations are joining forces to safeguard the coast.

Kissing Bergs and Dancing the Innu Shuffle

Reflections from a journey spanning St. John’s to Nain on Canada’s east coast.

Journey into the Plastisphere

Plastic marine debris is one of the world’s newest ecosystems, and scientists have just begun to understand how microbes are settling into their...

Cuttlefish Brawl

Bif! Blam! Whack! Boom! When giant Australian cuttlefish convene to mate, males usually rely on visual displays to intimidate one another—but...

Saving Birds from Oil Spills

Some sources insist that most birds affected by an oil spill will die prematurely, even if they’ve been carefully cleaned. Two experts weigh in on...

The Secret World of Bog

Photos of a lesser-known ecosystem, from British Columbia’s outer coast.

Book Review: Water

A visual meditation on water’s power to sculpt the earth.

Crocodiles Rising

In the Northern Territory of Australia, policymakers and biologists managed the impossible—making the benefits of living with a booming population...

The Big (Coastal) Squeeze

Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Delta shoreline is at risk of getting squeezed out.

The Art of Bones

Reconstructing a blue whale skeleton is an art form—so is keeping it clean.

Counting the Invisible Fish

Scientists don’t need to see a fish to know it’s there.

Book Review: Plankton

A phantasmagoria of aquatic drifters, up close.

New Wave in Art

Profiles of five artists who find creative inspiration in beach debris.