Hi, I am Matt Shellenberg and welcome to my website.

I have been very interested in wildlife since I was a kid and I have been an avid birder for many years. I have been involved with photography for over 30 years and about  10 years  ago I made the switch to digital photography and began photographing birds. Wow, two great activities combined, birding and photography. 

I have created this site so that I may share my images. I really strive to capture images that show great detail and color. It really excites me when someone views one of my images, seeing up close details they would not normally have the opportunity to see, allowing them to appreciate the beauty of these awesome creatures. I specialize in Bird Photography, however, I have included other images such as mammals, reptiles, amphibians and butterflies that I have captured while in the field. I hope you enjoy viewing my images.


If you are interesting in purchasing prints or digital images, you may contact me at: [email protected].

I am very often asked about the equipment I use.
 Below is a list of what I currently use:

-Canon EOS 1DX Mk II digital camera

-Canon EOS 5D Mk IV digital camera

-Canon EOS 7D MK II digital camera 

-Canon 800mm f5.6L Image Stabilized Lens

-Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L II Image Stabilized Lens

-Canon 100mm f2.8L Macro Image Stabilized Lens

-Canon 24-105mm f4L Image Stabilized Lens

-Canon 1.4 III teleconverter

-Canon 2.0 II teleconverter

-Canon 600 EX-RT Flash

-Gitzo 5541 LS Carbon Fiber Tripod

-Wimberly II Gimbal Head

I am continuously adding new images, so check back often.