Behind The Lens
My name is Sidney Shema. I am a Kenya-based ornithologist specialising in the birds of Africa. I created ShotsByShema to promote the enjoyment, appreciation and conservation of birds and biodiversity through a combination of photographic blogging and the sale of unique artistic merchandise and useful resources for people who are interested in Africa's birds, biodiversity and wild places.
To give you a quick idea of my background ... I currently manage the Kenya Bird Map project, I'm a bird ringer with the Ringing Scheme of East Africa, I'm on the Bird Committee of Nature Kenya (The East Africa Natural History Society) and I'm a National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellow.
I've been an avid birder since 2014 and been passionate about wildlife and photography from a very early age.
ShotsByShema merchandise includes t-shirts, bio-degradable phone cases, photographic canvas prints and more. Our designs are primarily inspired by African wildlife.
All products are produced, packaged and delivered in a sustainable, environmentally friendly manner. Minimizing our footprint on the planet is a top priority for us and we ensure that this is reflected in all our operations.
We also share additional useful resources such as books on Africa's birds, other wildlife, and top birding/wildlife-viewing destinations.