Gift of the Tides | Legacy Reserve Collection

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Florida

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: 2455SLR

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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

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.


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