Growing up in the West Kootenay, Steve Shannon developed an early love for the outdoors. He began skiing at age two and by high school was firmly addicted to exploring the mountains around home by a variety of means. From those early childhood past times, his appetite for adventure has only grown. His interests have led him around the globe, from racing his dirtbike in the International Six Days Enduro in Chile and Greece, to photographing races in Romania and Mexico. Recent adventures have taken him rafting the Grand Canyon, skiing in Iceland, Norway and Switzerland, mountain biking in the Nepalese Himalaya and Canary Islands and dirt biking in the Yukon and Alaska.
Steve currently makes his home in Revelstoke, British Columbia where he can usually be found outside on adventures, camera in hand. Steve is available for editorial and commercial assignments. For more information please visit the contact or services page.
Banff Mountain Film Festival Photo Essay Special Mention
2017 Deep Summer Photo Challenge Runner Up
2016 Pinkbike Photo of the Year
2016 Snowboard Magazine Exposure Contest 'Abstract' Category Winner
2015 Freeskier Magazine Photo Contest 'Scenic' Category Winner
2007 - BSc in Mechanical Engineering
2007 - International Six Days Enduro competitor. La Serena, Chile
2008 - International Six Days Enduro Bronze Medallist. Serres, Greece
2009 - Canadian National Enduro Champion, Amateur A class.
2012 - Okanagan Hare Scrambles Series Expert class champion.
2015 - From Mountains to Monasteries. 500km self-supported bike-packing trip around Annapurna (crossing Thorong La, 5416m) and Upper Mustang, Nepal.
2016 - Summited Hvannadalshnukur (2110m), highest mountain in Iceland.
2018 - 6000km self supported motorcycle trip from British Columbia to the Yukon and Alaska.
Coastal Rain Forest