Thomas D. Mangelsen A Life in the Wild

BySternberg Museum

Thomas D. Mangelsen A Life in the Wild

New Traveling Exhibit

September 21st, 2019 – December 29th, 2019

The Sternberg Museum is proud to host Thomas D. Mangelsen: A Life in the Wild. Mangelsen has spent over 40 years filming and photographing nature and wildlife from all over the world. His passion for nature began at an early age through his father who would take his sons along the Platte River in Nebraska to watch the migrating birds.  

Some of Mangelsen’s work has been featured in National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Life magazine, National Wildlife, Smithsonian, Natural History, Newsweek, Wildlife Art, American Photo, and Nature’s Best Photography. He was named 2011’s Conservation Photographer of the Year by Nature’s Best Photography, one of the 100 Most Important People in Photography by American Photo magazine, and one of the 40 Most Influential Nature Photographers by Outdoor Photography.  

Mangelsen: A Life in the Wild is an exhibition containing 40 of Mangelsen’s most resonant images. His passion for nature and his pursuit of the “perfect picture moment” has led him to capture stunning images of animals in their natural habitat. These images give viewers a small glance into the lives of species, whose struggle for survival is iconic, invoking a better understanding of life in the wild.

To learn more about Thomas D. Mangelsen and his work, visit the exhibit website at

THOMAS D. MANGELSEN – A LIFE IN THE WILD, Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.

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