Welcome to MANGELSEN—Images of Nature Gallery in La Jolla, California
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS in the heart of La Jolla's Historic Village! The MANGELSEN—Images of Nature Gallery opened its doors in 1991 and is located at 7916 Girard Ave. Our staff strives to provide each visitor with a memorable and relaxing journey of our natural world through Tom's extensive and inspiring collection of photographs.
A popular destination for travelers worldwide, La Jolla is a refined coastal town with rich appeal. With rolling hills and towering cliffs surrounded by the beautiful Pacific Ocean, La Jolla truly is "The Jewel" of Southern California. In addition to breathtaking views, magnificent beaches, and coastal wildlife, local attractions also include unique shopping, fine cuisine, historical landmarks, fine art galleries, and a variety of outdoor activities for the entire family.
We look forward to your visit!
April 13th, 20th, and May 11th | Rose Canyon Bird Walk
8-10am | Rose Canyon
Rose Canyon becomes a different world during spring migration! Free and open to the Public.
Visit www.rosecanyon.org or contact Debby Knight at 858-597-0220 for more information.
April 27 and 28th | 35th Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk
11am – 6pm | Little Italy
San Diego’s original outdoor fine arts festival. The mission of the festival is the same as in 1984…to make the opportunity of collecting original artwork accessible to everyone. The fun, festive atmosphere of events includes live music, interactive art activities for families, and delicious food and beverage choices. Free and open to the public.
May 1st | Plastic Pollution & Solutions for the Future
6 - 9pm | MANGELSEN—Images of Nature Gallery
Join Malte Niebelschutz, founder of Shore Buddies and Alicia Amerson, host of Projects for Wildlife Podcast for an evening of discussions and networking. This event is for all environmental advocates, ocean-lovers, enviro policy makers, eco-consultants, outdoor adventurers and general public seeking more information about plastic pollution.
RSVP : www.facebook.com/events
May 7th and 21st | Grunion Runs
11pm – 1am | Location disclosed upon ticket purchase
Get ready for a true Southern California experience! Observe hundreds of small silver fish called grunion ride the waves onto La Jolla beaches to spawn. Before hitting the beach, see grunion hatch before your eyes during a special presentation about this mysterious fish.
Through May 12th | Butterfly Jungle
Daily | San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park
In this much-anticipated annual celebration, you can walk through a greenhouse filled with thousands of butterflies of all colors and sizes. Wear bright colors, and you may find the winged wonders perching on you! Enjoy taking amazing photos and “putting a face to a name” using the butterfly identification guides provided.
May 22nd | Ethics and The Nature Photographer
6 – 9pm | MANGELSEN—Images of Nature Gallery
Are you a nature photographer or into sustainable tourism?
Nature Photography Ethics has become a topic of controversy over the past few years with photographers pushing the limits to what can and should be done to create impactful images.
In this seminar you will learn how professional wildlife photographers ethically make images and how to lable them. During this presentation NANPA Ethics Committee Chair, Jennifer Leigh Warner will dive deep into this issue discussing the importance of social responsibility and maintaining public trust in the ethical considerations made during the creation of nature related imagery.
This is a Free Photography Workshop for Girls ages 13 – 18.
Tom will not be appearing at this event.
Aug 20th and 21st | ArtWalk
Sat 10am – 6pm and Sun 10am – 5pm | Liberty Station
Celebrating 14 years of bringing visual arts, music, and interactive art-making for families to San Diego in beautiful Ingram Plaza at the Arts District at Liberty Station. Free and open to the public.
Sept 21st and 22nd | ArtWalk
Sat 10am – 6pm and Sun 10am – 5pm | Carlsbad
More than 175 visual artists will show and sell their work, alongside colorful chalk art that will fill the asphalt as you watch street paintings being created before your eyes on the pavement.
Year Long | La Jolla Open Aire Market
Sundays 9-11am | La Jolla Elementary School
The La Jolla Open Aire Market is different than other farmers markets in that all proceeds benefit La Jolla Elementary (LJES), funding various school improvements and programs such as art, music, library, technology and additional classroom teachers to lower class sizes.
Birding in San Diego!
Check out the event calendar at San Diego Audubon:
Check out San Diego River Park Foundation volunteer opportunities at
See the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy volunteer opportunities at
Things to Do | La Jolla, California
For participating in an environmental cleanup day, visit San Diego Coastkeeper:
Join The San Diego River Park Foundation in its efforts ranging from river clean-up to creating a trail from the mountains to the sea!
Join the La Jolla walking tour! We know of two great group guides:
Timothy Schenck: www.tourguidetim.com/la-jolla-map/
Darlynne & Marc Menkin: www.wheretours.com
Would you like to view a wolf sanctuary or have the chance to interact with a cheetah and support animals in need or go on a mini photographic safari?
Spruce Street Suspension Bridge
Walk the 70-foot-high suspension bridge, west of Balboa Park.
Anza Borrego Desert State Park
Go on a jeep adventure!
Naturalist-guided tours of our local natural parks and regional canyons!
Daley Ranch www.fodr.org
Tecolote Natural Park www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/parks/teclte.shtml
or San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve www.sanelijo.org/
Los Coronado Islands
Take a cruise!
Torrey Pines State Reserve
Take a coastal hike!
Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course
Play golf along the Pacific Ocean!
Visit our famous local seals and sea lions!
The Museum of Photographic Arts
For a list of current exhibits see www.mopa.org/exhibitions/upcoming.htm
Located right down the street from the gallery, Whisk-n-Ladle serves only the freshest, local, organic produce. They cure their own salami, pickle their vegetables, hand-cut their pasta, bake their own bread, churn ice cream and even creates flavored tonics and purées for "artisan" cocktails.
Nine-Ten at Grand Colonial
Located right across from the gallery in the historic Grand Colonial Hotel, Nine-Ten features an “evolving California cuisine emphasizing market fresh local produce, and naturally raised meats. They offer an excellent, wide-ranging, international wine list, with interesting half-bottles and ample choices by the glass”.
Before chosing your next seafood restaurant, you may want to visit the Monterey Bay's very informative website to understand how to order ocean-friendly and healthy seafood: