Shanna Law - “Dunedin: Wildlife Capital of New Zealand”


Shanna Law

Shanna has travelled from the USA to study for a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geology at the University of Otago in New Zealand.  When she’s not studying she likes to hike, paint and read.

The seals and sea lions are easily spotted sleeping on beaches throughout the day, and even though they look pretty clumsy on land, if you get too close, they can and will chase you with surprising speed! The penguins are harder to find because they only come on land at dawn and dusk. There are tours to see them, but you can also randomly find them in you’re lucky.  The stunning beaches all over the peninsula are fair game to find such animals, and these areas also have exotic flowers and abundant sea shells in all sorts of new shapes.


 “It all adds to the joy of exploring!