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Michelle Valberg is a true luminary in the world of photography. With 40 remarkable years behind the lens, she has captured some of the world's most significant moments with an unparalleled finesse that has earned her numerous accolades and esteemed positions.


As a Nikon Ambassador and Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence, Michelle is a trusted name in the world of photography.  With each click of her camera, Michelle crafts a narrative that transcends the boundaries of time and space. Her photographs are more than images; they are moments frozen in time, infused with emotion and meaning.


In recognition of her outstanding contributions, Michelle was awarded the prestigious Order of Canada in 2022, a testament to her unwavering dedication to her craft and her commitment to making a positive impact.


Among her many accolades, Michelle's won the wildlife gold medal at the World Photographic Cup in Rome in 2022 and the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers. Her ability to capture the essence of wild creatures and unimaginable landscapes is a testament to her artistry.


Michelle's work is not just about capturing scenes; it's about encapsulating the soul of our world.  Through her lens, Michelle takes her viewers on a visual journey, allowing us to experience the world as she sees it - in all its splendor and complexity. Her photography is an invitation to connect with the world's most significant moments, and through her work, she shares her profound love for the art of storytelling.  She is an author of 4 books, a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and Explorer’s Club and she is the founder of Project North, a not-for-profit organization helping youth play sport in Canada’s northern communities.


In Michelle Valberg, we find not just a photographer but a maestro of light and emotion, a storyteller who reveals the hidden narratives that surround us. With every click, she reminds us that a photograph is not just an image; it's a glimpse into the heart of humanity and the beauty of our planet.

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Wolves!: Shape-Shifters in a Changing World 

Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa


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