Morning Shower | Legacy Reserve Collection

St. Andrews Bay, Island of South Georgia

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: 2893LR

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Think about it: every wild creature on Earth is an extension of its habitat, a result of adaptation and survival of the fittest going back millions of years. In the Southern Hemisphere, penguins are walking, swimming, non-flying wonders. Birds that behave like mammals, they bring a sense of sartorial splendor to the harsh, stark, seaward environments they call home.

Morning Shower was photographed on a spit of land encircled by St. Andrews Bay in the far southern Atlantic. Here, king penguins preen, shake off water and seem to dance after feeding on krill during an early morning swim.

“I’ve been going to Antarctica for years and the penguin colonies of South Georgia Island rank right up there on my list of favorite destinations,” Thomas D. Mangelsen says. “They are, in a way, like a reflection of human societies in which we make generalizations about masses of people without realizing it is comprised of a composition of individuals, each playing an important role within their community.”


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