High Noon on the Oxbow Bend | Legacy Reserve Collection

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

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: 6166LR

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In Mangelsen’s High Noon on the Oxbow Bend, it is noteworthy that the accompanying subtitle is Bald Eagle and Osprey. True to his allusion above, Mangelsen uses the aftermath of an aerial battle between two raptors to amp an otherwise perfect picture all the more.

Few venues in the world surpass the view of Mount Moran and the Teton Range from the vantage of Oxbow Bend along the Snake River at the height of fall color. The eagle chased after the osprey who many consider a better fisherman and forced the osprey to drop the trout into the waters of the Snake River. The eagle extended its wings into a victorious stall to return to steal the osprey’s prize. However, the trout sank, likely because of a punctured air bladder, thus neither osprey nor eagle were victorious in high noon at the Oxbow.

“I’ve always wrestled with a conundrum,” says Thomas D. Mangelsen. “The conundrum isn’t one of not being able to find spectacular landscapes to photograph but dealing with an internal bias I have against merely making pretty pictures. Don’t get me wrong, I salute great landscape photography but unless there is something animating it, a scene to me can feel vacant.”


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