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“What I’m Reading” … Thomas Mangelsen, Images of Nature

Images of Nature: The Photographs of Thomas D. Mangelsen

I’ve had “Images of Nature” by Thomas D. Mangelsen on my bookshelves for quite a while, and recently pulled it out to enjoy once again. I was interested to see the book is still in print for a very reasonable price.

Mangelsen is, simply, one of the greatest photographers of nature and wild animals around. His work is masterful in the extreme. It is biologically accurate in depicting wild animals in their natural habitats, entertaining, and shows a sense of humor along with a deep appreciation for nature. Mangelsen’s photo technique is second to none. The book is a big, thick, compilation of over 200 images with extensive text by Mangelsen. The photographs range from the western mountains to the African plains, from the far north to coastal and inland waterways. The book is organized in terms of habitats and features extensive field notes as well as excellently written captions. A biologist, Mangelsen is the preeminent wildlife photographer of his generation.

Highly recommended: Images of Nature: The Photographs of Thomas D. Mangelsen

[“What I’m Reading” is a post consisting of less than a full review of a book but rather a more concise mention about something I’m currently reading and find interesting enough to write something about.]


Spring Photography Sale

Only until May 16, get 20% off all photography print orders and 10% off all book orders.

Visit Joanne Mason Photography for fine art photography prints. Available with ot without framing. Also canvas wraps, wall mounts, and desk frames. Available with a variety of museum quality papers. Enter the discount code MAY20 at checkout to receive 20% off.

Visit the Blurb Bookstore to order copies of Landscapes of the American Southwest at 10% off (sale prices already applied).  Available in softcover, hardcover with image wrap, archival hardcover with dust jcket, and ebook edition customized for iBooks on iPad and iPhone.

Fine art photography is a great investment. Dress up your walls, coffee table, bookshelves. For your home and office. And Fine art photography and art photobooks make great gifts.

Sale prices and discounts only until May 16, 2012.


Landscapes of the American Southwest

“Landscapes of the American Southwest” is now available!  100 pages. More than 85 photographs. Printed on premium paper. Softcover or hardcover. Preview the book below.  Extra!! Now available in ebook edition for iPad and iPhone!


(I think the image quality in this Preview app is very rough. The quality of the printed images is MUCH higher!)



Landscapes of the American Southwest

Landscapes of the American Southwest, Front Cover

Landscapes of the American Southwest has gone to press!!! I’m thrilled with it. More information when the book is available!

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