Tom Mangelsen

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Tom Mangelsen "is one the most widely recognized natural history photographers in the world and his work is frequently seen in major publications such as National Geographic, Smithsonian, Time Magazine, GEO, and Life.

"Tom’s extensive film and photographic record of a family of mountain lions during their unprecedented 42-day reprieve on the National Elk Refuge in Jackson, Wyoming culminated into the book Spirit of the Rockies: The Mountain Lions of Jackson Hole, the first and only publication of its kind to depict the behaviors of mountain lions in the wild. Currently in its second printing, this book served as the timely inspiration for what has become The Cougar Fund.

"Mr. Mangelsen’s photographs are represented through his Images of Nature galleries in sixteen locations across North America, and his books include the bestselling Images of Nature: The Photographs of Thomas D. Mangelsen (1988); Polar Dance: Born of the North Wind (1996), which won the BEA Award for Best of Small Press of 1997 and was featured on Good Morning America and The Today Show. Tom is the recipient of the BBC Nature Photographer of the Year and NANPA Photographer of the Year and is the co-founder of The Cougar Fund and also sits on the boards of The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, Stewards of the Platte, Polar Bears Alive!, and Vital Ground." [1]

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  1. Directors, Cougar Fund, accessed August 17, 2008.
  2. Board, Murie Center, accessed January 28, 2011.