Bathtime in Maasailand | Legacy Reserve Collection

Aitong Hills, Southwest Kenya

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: 2462LR

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The Aitong Hills in southwest Kenya, with its rolling grasslands and rock kopjes, are the quintessential wild Africa millions of people around the world imagine to exist. After a long day in the bush scouting for predators and prey, Thomas D. Mangelsen happened upon this tender interaction between a mother cheetah and her cubs.

Cheetahs are the fastest land predators in the world, capable of chasing down gazelles which themselves possess sports-car speed. In this photograph, Bathtime in Maasailand - Cheetahs, a mother is home with her litter after a successful afternoon of stalking antelope and delivering dinner to her offspring. With supper over, she washes the cubs down before tucking them in for the night.

“The bush is a dangerous place for any youngster during its growing years,” Mangelsen said. “When you witness such displays of familial bonding, you realize that the key thread woven into the circle of life is not fear, but love.”


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