International League of Conservation Photographers
Redmond, WA, USA
Michele is a freelance photographer with a variety of photographic skills. Westmorland Images, LLC operates from her home in Redmond, Washington. Michele has created a vast library of imagery from around the world. She is passionate about conservation and is proud to be a Founding Fellow of International League of Conservation Photographers. Her underwater and cultural photography has gained international recognition. Michele understands the need to tell a visual story, whether it covers exotic holiday locations or the wonders of the natural world.
She is also a Fellow National of the prestigious Explorers Club, a member of the Society of Woman Geographers, Wings WorldQuest, ASPP and NANPA. Michele is a 2011 inductee into the Woman Divers Hall of Fame. Much of her imagery has appeared in national and international publications. Michele has won several awards for her imagery including, Grand Prize in the Papua New Guinea Underwater category, the Environmental Photography Invitational, Photo District News, and many others. She is proud to be included in the book “Adventurous Dreams-Adventurous Lives” by Jason Schoonover. Her book “Ocean Duets” was published in 2006 and is focused on the beauty of the underwater world. As a speaker, Michele has given a variety of lectures on culture, the marine environment and photography workshops. Her recent speaking engagements were held at Explorers Club in San Diego, the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California and as a keynote speaker at the 2011 NANPA Summit. A documentary film and book project, Headhunt Revisited, is currently in post production. To see more on this project, visit www.headhuntrevisited.org