Yes, the photo of smiling parrots shown here too were taken by a top-notch Los Angeles based PHOTOGRAPHER of nature, wildlife and special skies.
It is ALEXANDRIA SHANKWEILER. A self-developed artist with a special vision and fine eyes for beautiful details, she captures that unique moment when animals, insects, skies and water form to tell a deeper story.
Alexandria was featured in the October 2007 National Geographic's photography contest for her original and unique photo of zebras.
She has now again won acceptance into the prestigious American Juried Art Salon's 2008 Fall-Winter show. The accepted work is titled "*Peace.*"
It is a digital photograph and can be viewed at http://www.artjury.com/TotheGalleries.html
and click on "2008 Fall-Winter show" or http://www.artjury.com/GalleriesCandD/GalleryD.html
The competition is juried twice a year and attracts thousands of entries from throughout the world. Jurists are very selective and include fine artists of various media. The jurists include gallery owners, directors and well known college and university art professors in North America. It is also a website that includes many art news articles and is a source of art information all around.
Alexandria has been published by local newspapers, photographing events and
adding her special insight into human interactions.
The artist,can be contacted at: (310-621-5627)
Her personal website is www.photosbyalexandria.com
(C) maryjanie 2008