Dreamcatcher | Legacy Reserve Collection

Southcentral 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 Great Sandhill Crane Migration 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: 2720LR

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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

What is on the mind of a bald eagle? What does it think about? What inhabits its hopes and dreams? With his photographDreamcatcher, Thomas D. Mangelsen invites us to ponder the questions and while we are doing so, take stock of the visage of a remarkable avian. His curiosity as a naturalist and his boyhood love of birds inspired this close-up view which otherwise would have come through a fleeting glimpse using binoculars.

“When we pick up an avian field guide, we read about a bird’s most readily identifiable characteristics but what do they really mean?” he asks. “As a member of the hawk family, the bald eagle has a bill that is sharply hooked, designed for tearing the flesh of its prey, mainly fish. Small, oval-shaped nostrils open in the soft, featherlike skin of the upper mandible. This part of the bald eagle’s bill is called the cere, which in many hawks is often brightly colored. Beyond that, the features of an eagle are photogenic and fascinating.”

Dreamcatcher ranks among Mangelsen’s most popular photographs because while it reads visually as an artistic image exploring different shapes, colors and textures, it offers an intimate glimpse of our national wildlife symbol.


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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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