After the Ice Age | Legacy Reserve Collection

Denali National Park, Alaska

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: 6041LR

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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

The rugged memory of the Pleistocene and the ancient courses of its glacial juggernauts are visible in the fall colored mountain valleys of Alaska where grizzly bears roam. The essence of all living things are extensions of their environments. In After the Ice Age - Grizzly Bear, Thomas D. Mangelsen was drawn to the soothing patina of a mountain valley in Alaska where the curve of a shadowy glacial moraine connected snowcapped mountains to the focal point of a lumbering bear, identifying the kinds of elements he seeks in a composition.

“Whenever I’ve gone to Alaska I’ve always come home with more inspiration filling the well from which I gather my vision as a nature photographer,” Mangelsen says. “Alaska is that constant living vision of primordial wildness, speaking to us as if freshly unveiled to our modern consciousness for the first time. For me, the only way to convey the emotion of this scene was through a panorama perspective, showing the grandeur of the Alaska Range, home of the grizzly.”


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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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