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