Winter Beauty | Legacy Reserve Collection

Yellowstone 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: 3218LR

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Have a good look at this photograph. Try to discern what sets it apart. The bobcat before you here is “wild.” Now you may wonder, what is so extraordinary about this fact?

In more than 45 years as a wildlife photographer, Thomas D. Mangelsen has earned the reputation of being a purist who refuses to take shortcuts in amassing his portfolio. While many of Mangelsen’s contemporaries have used game farms to supplement the checklist of species represented in their bodies of work, he has stubbornly resisted. Game farms are private facilities where captive animals are rented out by the hour and manipulated by human trainers to pose for the camera.

Mangelsen is a major critic of game farms, calling them “unethical.” Partially for this reason, Mangelsen and others founded the International League of Conservation Photographers committed to only taking pictures of wild animals in natural habitats but adhering to high ethical standards and trying to advance public support for conservation.

“I had spent many, many years trying to add wild bobcats to my portfolio but they always proved too elusive. Finally, word reached me that a bobcat was seen in Yellowstone stalking waterfowl along the Madison River. Only one problem—it was the dead of winter,” Mangelsen said. After logistical planning and traveling on a moment’s notice via snowcoach, Mangelsen arrived in the park’s snowy interior just after the bobcat had caught and eaten a mallard duck. Winter Beauty - Bobcat is one of the most popular photographs Mangelsen has ever made.


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