Ellie Shannon is a junior at Colorado State University and is majoring in Journalism with a minor in global environmental sustainability.
Ellie’s favorite photos are ones that she took back in 2018 of a great horned owl that flew onto a fence post in front of her parents’ house. “I decided to get my camera and hop the fence to the other side to get some shots,” Ellie said. “To my surprise, the owl did not fly away or feel threatened.”
Ellie got into photography because of these types of photos, when you are surprised. This is why Ellie chose journalism with global environmental sustainability; Ellie wants to photograph and document moments like these in the future.
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