About Me

 Wildlife photographer and naturalist Shawn Miller specializes in capturing the flora and fauna of Okinawa, Japan. Equally at home on land and underwater, Shawn has documented rare and endemic species from birds and reptiles to nudibranchs and shells. Shawn specializes in creating motion in still photographs, fluorescence photography, environmental awareness and the protection of endangered species. Along with publications in scientific papers and magazines, his images were recently on display in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History as part of “Portraits of Planet Ocean.” His work has been featured in National Geographic Magazine and Blue Planet ll. Shawn has contributed images to the IUCN Red list of threatened species. Shawn Miller is a long term resident of Okinawa. He has been diving and exploring the Ryukyu Islands for over twenty years.

* Shawn Miller was a speaker at the first TEDx OIST on September 29th, 2017         “Adapting to our changing environment “

* Shawn Miller has Two species of marine gastropods named after him (Sinezona milleri)      and (Hemilienardia shawnmilleri)

Light & Motion Ambassador                                             -https://www.lightandmotion.com/

National Geographic – Canon                             http://global.canon/en/ad/wild/pdf/wild201505.pdf

Nat Geo – Canon 2017                             http://global.canon/en/ad/wild/pdf/wild201710.pdf

Okinawa-based contributor MYN project                                         meetyourneighbours.net/

IUCN Red list contributions ( 28 images )  http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22692412/0

WWF  “Crabs with beach trash homes”  https://www.worldwildlife.org/magazine/issues/summer-2017/articles/a-resourceful-hermit-crab-finds-an-unlikely-home

 Big Pacific  - Dive Safety Supervisor, Nature Specialist and Fixer for passionate and violent series in Okinawa, Japan.                                                                                              http://www.pbs.org/program/big-pacific/

Fluorescence photography presentationhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxHrBV0Pu_A

Shawn Miller is the sponsor for the Okinawa Underwater Photographic Society. An International group based on Okinawa, Japan who have interest in underwater and related photography at all levels of experience. The purpose is share and discuss photos, knowledge, techniques and dive experiences with a goal of enjoyment and improvement. Professional photographers and marine life specialists as guest lecturers will be sought for meetings.

Shawn M Miller

Shawn M Miller – Okinawa Nature Photography

Shawn Miller - Crabs with beach trash homes. photographed by David Orr

Shawn Miller – Crabs with beach trash homes. photographed by David Orr