The Gift of the Grizzly Mangelsen presents at TEDxJacksonHole
Thomas D. Mangelsen is one of the most prolific and widely celebrated nature photographers of our time and an international hero for making Grizzly 399 famous and for advocating to protect grizzlies. His photographs document the bears’ resurgence as they have been listed and delisted under the Endangered Species Act.
This fall the conservation community championed Tom when he was randomly drawn from 7,000 applicants as #8 of the 22 hunters awarded a license to kill a grizzly bear in Wyoming. Of course he wasn't going to use his tag to kill one, but instead use it to photograph, potentially saving a bear or two of the estimated 700 in the region. The hunt was called off at the last minute, but as Tom will tell you, the metamorphosis of the Great Bear is far from over.
Winter Beauty - Bobcat Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Thomas D. Mangelsen traveled to Yellowstone National Park hoping to see and photograph his first ever bobcat in the wild. Watch as a beautiful cat walks along the Madison River searching for prey. Despite stalking ducks, geese and muskrats in the water, the bobcat was reluctant to get wet, often leaping over side-channels, some as wide as 12 feet. The end of Tom’s encounter with this remarkable animal came as two pairs of coyotes yipped and barked at each other from across the river, forcing the cat to flee to the cover of the forest.
Inspired by a presentation from anthropologist Jeremy Narby at a National Bioneers Conference, Thomas D. Mangelsen narrates scenes with Narby’s brilliant thoughts on Intelligence in Nature. Filmed during Mangelsen’s January 2015 photographic safari to Kenya and Tanzania, watch as predator and prey survive in the beauty of the East African landscape. After watching, ask yourself — “How can we as predators learn to stop degrading the world we live in?”
Wild Encounter: Pumas of Patagonia Chilean Patagonia
In April of 2014, Thomas D. Mangelsen traveled to Patagonia to photograph wild pumas. Join him on this "Wild Encounter" with the greatest cat of the Americas! Support The Cougar Fund visit www.cougarfund.org
Dave Matthews Performs "Loving Wings" Central Nebraska
Dave Matthews again joined Thomas D. Mangelsen and Dr. Jane Goodall this March for their annual trip to Nebraska to witness the sandhill crane migration. After viewing the cranes leave their river roost early in the morning, Dave pulled out his guitar and treated Jane and Tom to a private concert at the cabin. Watch as Dave Matthews performs "Loving Wings". Used with permission by Dave Matthews www.davematthewsband.com
IN SEARCH OF 399 Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Watch as Thomas D. Mangelsen takes to the air in search of Grizzly 399 in the Teton Wilderness. Two weeks later she and her tiny triplets make their first appearance near Pilgrim Creek in Grand Teton National Park.
Having lived in Jackson Hole for over thirty years, nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen knows the habits and behaviors of the valley's wildlife. For 15 years Tom has wanted to photograph a great gray owl in a snowy conifer, but the "phantom of the north" almost always remains elusive. Watch as Tom searches for and photographs a great gray owl at the forest's edge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
SNAKE RIVER CROSSING Grand Teton National Park, WY
Each fall, nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen rises early to document the elk who gather on the bank of the fog-shrouded Snake River, their bugles echoing in the crisp morning air. Watch as the bulls with their harems of cows cross the river to spend the day in the conifer forest of Signal Mountain in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
In August of 2012, Thomas D. Mangelsen visited Alaska to photograph the rugged wilderness and untamed wildlife of Denali National Park--an almost yearly journey. See a brief peek of the beautiful scenes of the late summer landscape and diverse animals Tom observed and documented.
DR. JANE GOODALL JOINS THOMAS D. MANGELSEN Omaha, Nebraska
Collectors gathered for live and silent auctions of Tom’s Artist Proof Prints and the premiere of several new images from Tom’s most recent trip to Africa. Proceeds from the auctions were donated to support the important work of Dr. Jane Goodall, world renowned primatologist, conservationist and humanitarian, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a UN Messenger of Peace. Dr. Goodall spoke of her work which revolves around inspiring action on behalf of endangered species, particularly chimpanzees, and encouraging people to do their part to make the world a better place for people, animals, and the environment we all share. She also focused on her annual trip to Nebraska to witness the migration of thousands of sandhill cranes as they make their way to the far north.
THE QUEEN'S LEGACY - GRIZZLY 399 Grand Teton National Park, WY
Grizzly 399 became famous in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, as she raised three cubs near the roads of the park during the summers of 2006 and 2007, giving thousands the opportunity to observe the family in the wild. In spring of 2011, she again emerged with another set of triplets. Watch as the three new cubs play in a meadow of Grand Teton National Park under their mother's watchful eye.
FIRST LIGHT - GRIZZLY BEAR Grand Teton National Park, WY
On May 13, 2011, Thomas D. Mangelsen premiered his new image "First Light - Grizzly Bear" at his MANGELSEN—Images of Nature Gallery in Omaha, Nebraska. Watch him unveil the new print and narrate the story behind this stunning image of a grizzly below Mount Moran in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
In March of 2010, nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen traveled to Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba to photograph polar bears and their young emerging from their winter dens. Watch as these tiny, months-old cubs play and wrestle while their mother keeps a close eye on them from the den.
Dave Matthews joined Thomas D. Mangelsen and Dr. Jane Goodall this March for their annual trip to Nebraska to watch the sandhill crane migration. One evening while everyone relaxed around the fireplace, Dave pulled out his guitar. Watch Tom's video of Dave Matthews performing "Bartender" for Jane Goodall and her friends.
Wondrous and enchanting yet fragile and at risk, The Natural World as seen through the eyes of celebrated nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen. The segment chronicles ten distinct ecosystems that serve as islands of refuge not only for Earth's diversity of life but for the human spirit as well.
In February, 1999, a wild mother cougar and her cubs took up residence on a butte just outside of Jackson, WY, within view of a road and parking area. For almost two months, photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen documented their life, in still photos and film. Most footage of cougars is of captured animals; this is RARE footage of wild cougars.
DISCOVER THE WILD, NATURAL IMAGES, WITH THOMAS MANGELSEN
Thomas D. Mangelsen, award-winning photographer of MANGELSEN-Images of Nature Galleries, in the first of five Discover the Wild features as he talks about the importance of light in taking superior wildlife photos. All the while, Mangelsen's stunning photos grace the screen.