Item Number: 2455SLR
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ABOUT THE IMAGE:
There is a widely held perception that with wildlife photography, the camera does all the work and that “style” is reflected by the technology a photographer employs. But the real lens is the artist’s imagination and with Thomas D. Mangelsen he has been influenced by a range of visual masters, including other photographers and painters.
In Gift of the Tides - White Ibis Series
, with these images presented as a trio, Mangelsen was pondering the traditional Japanese aesthetic known as Wabi-sabi, which involves a distillation of given subjects down to their essence. Beauty is conveyed not as idyllic and symmetrical, but as something that is transient and imperfect.
Here, a group of long-legged white ibises wade through the shallows near Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Florida, the backlit water creating a calming color field as tranquil as the water itself.