Michelle Valberg

Michelle Valberg, a renowned wildlife photographer and esteemed Nikon Ambassador, has spent over three decades captivating audiences with her extraordinary storytelling through the lens. Her photographic journey has taken her to the farthest reaches of the globe, where she fearlessly seeks out thrilling adventures and remarkable photographic opportunities. Throughout her work, Michelle’s deep-rooted love for Canada and the Arctic shines through in her breathtaking imagery.

With her portfolio gracing the covers of prestigious magazines, international publications, exhibitions, and embassies worldwide, Michelle Valberg has firmly established herself as a trailblazer in the world of photography. Her iconic images have transcended their visual impact, finding a permanent place on a Royal Canadian Mint coin and Canada Post stamps, thereby solidifying her imprint on Canadian culture.

Beyond her exceptional photography, Michelle is a captivating public speaker, community leader, and a dedicated advocate for animals, the environment, and conservation. Her influence extends far beyond the realm of her photographs as she actively participates in various charitable initiatives, embodying her commitment to making a positive impact.  

Michelle co-founded Project North, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children living in the far north. Since 2008, they have delivered over $2 million of sporting equipment to more than 40 northern communities. 

Michelle Valberg’s remarkable accolades and contributions to the field of photography speak volumes. With four captivating books published, she has left a lasting legacy of her artistry. Recognizing her exceptional achievements, Michelle holds the prestigious titles of Canadian Geographic-Photographer-in-Residence, Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, and International Fellow of the Explorer’s Club in New York City. Her unwavering dedication to her craft and relentless pursuit of excellence have earned her the illustrious Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, the gold medal at the World Photographic Cup, and the esteemed appointment as a member of the Order of Canada.

Michelle Valberg’s boundless passion, undeniable talent, and unwavering commitment to conservation make her an extraordinary force in the world of photography. Through her lens, she captures the awe-inspiring beauty of our natural world and inspires others to cherish and protect it.