Gold 2021 / Nature / Wildlife

Eye to Eye

  • Photographer
    Michelle Valberg
  • Agency / Studio
    Valberg Imaging
  • Prizes
    Gold in Nature/Wildlife

A photograph has many layers: it can influence our thoughts, stir emotions, create awareness and enlighten. It’s a treasured memory or an extraordinary experience; perhaps it’s an unforgettable encounter. We can all tell an interesting story through the eyes of an animal. The natural world mirrors what we see in ourselves... our beauty, our simplicity, our complications, and our responsibilities. Nature is a part of and reflects who we are. As a visual storyteller, it is my mission to educate, inspire, and immerse my viewers in the beauty and wonder of planet earth.

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