Michele is an internationally recognized underwater and conservation photographer, who also writes for periodicals. Through her successful photography business, Westmorland Images, Michele has built a vast library of images from around the world. Her editorial photography credits include major magazines around the world including Smithsonian, Asian Geo and Ocean Geographic. Her commercial images have even been featured in Canon’s own ads running in National Geographic. Michele’s own book Ocean Duets was published in 2006 and is focused on the beauty of the underwater world.
Michele is a Founding Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers and received the Fellow of the Year Award for 2016. She is also a Fellow National of the prestigious Explorers Club, a member of the Society of Woman Geographers, Wings WorldQuest, and NANPA. Michele is also proud to be featured in the book Adventurous Dreams-Adventurous Lives by Jason Schoonover. In 2011, Michele was inducted into the Women Diver’s Hall of Fame.