Visionary Wild, LLC • 2200 19th St. NW, Ste 806, Washington, DC 20009

E-mail: info@visionarywild.com    •    Tel: 1-202-558-9596 (9am to 6pm, EST).    •    Justin Black’s iPhone: 1-202-302-9030

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Featured Instructor

M. Westmorland

Michele is an internationally-renowned photographer, speaker, and filmmaker specializing in the natural history of marine life and in telling the stories of native cultures. Westmorland Images, LLC represents her vast library of imagery from around the world. First recognized for her talents in capturing beautiful images of the ocean environment, she is passionate about conservation and is proud to be a Founding Fellow of International League of Conservation Photographers. In addition to the marine life imagery, her cultural photography has gained international recognition. Michele understands the need to tell a visual story, whether it covers exotic travel destinations or the wonders of the natural world. Papua New Guinea has been a primary focus of her work, taking her to the remote island thirty times since her first visit in 1991.

Michele presents regular lectures on world cultures and the marine environment, and has extensive experience as a photography workshop instructor and photo travel leader. She was the keynote address speaker at the 2011 North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) conference.

She is a Fellow National of the prestigious Explorers Club, a member of the Society of Woman Geographers, Wings WorldQuest, and has been inducted into the Woman Divers Hall of Fame.

Also in 2011, Michele was inducted into the Woman Divers Hall of Fame.

Much of her imagery has appeared in national and international dive publications including Ocean Geographic, Sport Diver, Scuba Diving, Australasia Scuba Diving, and Unterwasser. Other articles and images have appeared in National Geographic Adventure & Traveler, Nature’s Best, Smithsonian and Outside magazines. 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, focused on the beauty of the underwater world, was published in 2006. Michele’s passion project is titled Headhunt Revisited, which documents the travels of an American woman artist in the 1920s to the remote islands of Melanesia. To see more on this project, visit www.headhuntrevisited.org.

Michele's website: WESTMORLAND IMAGES

Welcome to Visionary Wild

We invite you to have a look around and learn about our vision and upcoming programs. Visionary Wild specializes in inspiring, effective, and generous instruction by leading professionals, low student-to-instructor ratios, accompanied by excellent support and amenities. We pride ourselves on being exceptional hosts, and our programs are usually packaged inclusive of single-occupancy lodging (double-occupancy available at prorated fees) and fine dining or high-quality catering of all meals.

Upcoming experiences in 2015 and 2016 include: a western Greenland expedition based on a three-masted schooner; an expedition to Tanzania’s Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks; the stunning South Island of New Zealand; Iceland; jaguars of the Brazilian Pantanal; polar bears in the Canadian Arctic; the enchanting rain forest of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula; chartered expeditions to the Galapagos and to the Falklands and South Georgia Island with Frans Lanting, Tom Mangelson, and Art Wolfe; and more. Jack Dykinga and John Shaw will lead our popular Vision Workshops among the canyons of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument at Boulder, Utah (with Jerry Dodrill), and through the elegant and haunting beauty of Death Valley. We’ll also lead workshops to photograph Zion National Park with Charlie Cramer, the redwoods and rhododendrons of the northern California coast with Jeff Foott and Jerry Dodrill, and more. We hope you will join us!