First Light | Legacy Reserve Collection

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Legacy Reserve | Edition of 20

In 1975 when Mangelsen created his very first limited edition photograph, he made the decision to hold back his most valuable prints, numbered 1 to 20, so that one day as a career capstone they would be offered as part of a Legacy Reserve Collection. Many images featured in this collection have been sold out for more than a decade, complemented by recent masterworks destined to sell out in the future.

Initially reserved for museums, conservation nonprofits, and family members, collectors now have the unique opportunity to acquire Mangelsen’s “best of the best” photographs, to own one of the twenty numbers from his personal artist reserve. Each Legacy Reserve fine art collector will be invited to join the legendary photographer for an unforgettable Grand Teton Adventure

Mangelsen is as much a conservationist as he is an artist, and thus a portion of the Legacy Reserve Collection proceeds will be donated to critical conservation issues close to his heart.

Item Number: 3053LR

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To collect a Legacy Reserve image, contact Customer Support at
800-228-9686 or contact a Mangelsen – Images of Nature Gallery

First light strikes the summit of Mount Moran painting the sky orange as mist rises off the Snake River. On this crisp October morning, a female grizzly wades a shallow bend in the river returning to the remains of an elk she had killed two days earlier when a bull and his harem crossed in the predawn. After catching her breath, she drug her hard-won prize out of the river and into the protection of the forest. With giant paws and long claws, the great bruin excavated large clumps of grass, roots and sticks, covering the elk and then lay atop the huge mound. From there she zealously protected it from all other predators and scavengers, swatting at the clever and persistent magpies. Her feast lasted four days and would help ensure her survival through the long, cold winter and deep snows of Grand Teton National Park.


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Custom framing options are available. Print sizes are approximate based on item or format. This image may be available as an Artist Proof print.

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