Ben Shihab

Ben Shihab is an award winning Wildlife Photographer, conservationist, & explorer from Tucson, Arizona, USA with photos awarded by & published in National Geographic. As an educated Ecologist with a degrees in Wildlife & Fishery Conservation. Ben truly believes that promoting awareness through photography can make a difference for conservation.

He has photographed animals in there natural habitat across the world in 5 different continents. Whether they be found by backpacking in the Wilderness of Alaska, getting close and personal on safari in Africa, or under a few atmospheric pressures in the Ocean. 


Ben Shihab spent 5 years on Active Duty in the United States Marine Corps, serving and supporting operations globally. After his service he attended the University of Arizona and received a Bachelors of Science in Wildlife & Fishery Conservation then attended the University of Alaska for graduate school working towards a Masters of Science in Ecology. Ben Shihab later returned to University of Arizona to achieve his Executive MBA. Ben Shihab is a PADI Instructor, Master Scuba Diver Trainer #237161 as well as a Level 1 Safari/Field Guide with FGASA (Field Guide Association of Southern Africa).

Attracted to foreign climes and adventure since a young age, Ben Shihab has travelled and worked in almost thirty countries worldwide.

In 2016 he backpacked Rim to Rim to Rim of the Grand Canyon. In 2017 he traveled the length of Egypt starting in the Mediterranean Sea traveling all the way to the border of Sudan as well as explored multiple counties throughout Europe. In 2018 he explored the depths of Bahamans and the Cayman Islands photographing 15 different species of sharks. In 2019 he has lead multiple wildlife/conservation focused expeditions in Southern Africa.

When not abroad Ben lives in the Seattle, WA area.

IG: @the_wolf_shark