Local National Geographic winner

You may have never met local photographer Shawn Talbot but I guarantee that you have seen his work.
This summer his photograph of Cormorant fisherman was selected as the editors' pick by the National Geographic from a pool of over 12,000 images.
I recently sat down to interview Shawn at the Bean Scene coffee house to talk about the story behind his photographs.
Click play on the icon below to hear Shawn talk about each picture.
Hear Shawn talk about the fish who double as accountants. We're still researching whether they use the Chinese abacus.
A self confessed adrenaline junkie who helps keep harness operators in business.
Hear Shawn offer his confession about him commandeering a boat.
Each year Shawn selects a charity to support. Discover more about Paramedics for Children. The largest private fleet of ambulance planes in South America providing free medical care for those who need it.
Discover more about Shawn at www.shawntalbot.com
Here is the link to see other National Geographic winners: http://on.natgeo.com/shawntalbot

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Ryan Donn is a singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, and Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating songs, which have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years, I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, and others.

Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years. My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities).

In 2014, I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

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