2021 / Nature / Wildlife

Running Wild

  • Photographer
    Michelle Valberg
  • Agency / Studio
    Valberg Imaging

Bear Cave Mountain is in the high Yukon (Canada) and home to the ice bear. A late salmon run in the fall means these grizzly bears can forge for their last meals in the river before hibernation. In -25C temperatures, the water from their feeding freezes on their fur. Then they sound like chandeliers in the wind when they walk. When they run, well, that is something completely different.

Michelle Valberg is an award-winning Canadian wildlife photographer who has been telling stories with her camera for more than 30 years. She has traveled to all continents in search of adventure and photographic opportunities. She is particularly celebrated for her passion for Canada and the Arctic. Known for her unique ability to make relatable images of unimaginable landscapes, Michelle finds art in all of nature’s most intimate moments. The world around us mirrors what we see in ourselves, she says, including our beauty, our simplicity, our complications and our responsibilities. Nature is