In the Media

Michelle’s work appears in numerous magazines and on covers worldwide.  Her work is also on a Royal Canadian Mint Coin as well as Canada Post Stamps.


There is a wonderful story by Mark Edward Harris in the 2020 final issue of Lens Magazine.


LENS Magazine spirit bear cover kermode bear great bear rainforest canada
professional photographers of america call of the wild story on Michelle Valberg

Michelle Valberg Answers the Call of the Wild



snowshoe hare on a canada post stamp ottawa
snowshoe hare and arctic fox on a canada post stamp collection snow mammals

Snow Mammals that Turn White in Winter Featured on New Stamps

The beauty and diversity of Canada’s wildlife take centre stage in a new set of stamps issued recently by Canada Post. Snow Mammals features five animals found in Canada that are uniquely adapted to surviving in our snowy climate because their otherwise dark coats turn white in winter.

These stamps feature a snowshoe hare by Michelle Valberg, a Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence and fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, the ermine is by Robert Postma, Arctic fox by Dennis Fast, northern collared lemming by Mathilde Poirier, Peary Caribou by Paul Loewen.

These stamps are designed by Adrian Horvath and are available in Canada Post outlets now and online at

Caroline phillips for the ottawa business journal

Zooming in on Ottawa-based entrepreneur and award-winning photographer Michelle Valberg

Valberg braves Arctic temperatures, tests patience and perseverance, in pursuit of the perfect photo.


michelle valberg nikon ambassador ottawa business journal caroline phillips story
Photo News Magazine featuring Touched by Gorilla Story Uganda by Michelle Valberg
photo news magazine gorillas uganda by michelle valberg

Covid-19 didn’t stop Project North and partners Scotiabank Hockey and Canadian North Airlines from delivering 25 sets of brand new hockey equipment to 3 communities in Canada’s Arctic

Read full story from Scotiabank


The Louie Kamookak medal is a distinction named for the Inuit historian and educator, awarded by the Society to any person or organization which has been brought to the attention of the Executive Committee, Awards Committee, or to the CEO, as having made Canada’s geography better known to Canadians and to the world.

It is also awarded for a noteworthy deed that has served to advance the discipline of geography. 

Click to see all the medal recipients.

Edward Burtynsky and Michelle Valberg receiving medal from RCGS
snowshoe hare on a canada post stamp ottawa
snowshoe hare and arctic fox on a canada post stamp collection snow mammals
snowshoe hare and arctic fox on a canada post stamp collection snow mammals

Michelle hosts a private fundraiser for Dr. Jane Goodall at RCGS Headquarters – 50 Sussex in Ottawa.


“This is an epic night in Ottawa,” Canadian Geographic photographer-in-residence Michelle Valberg said enthusiastically as she welcomed some 85 attendees to the reception, where early-bird tickets sold for $500 and regular tickets for $750. Valberg was the driving force behind organizing the evening.

Click Here for the full story by Caroline Phillips 

error: Content is protected !!