95As one of the most influential nature and wildlife photographers today, Thomas Mangelsen has led the field with his passion for photography, as well as in his efforts to protect his subjects and their natural environments. Mangelsen’s new book, The Last Great Wild Places: Forty Years of Wildlife Photography, gives readers an incredible opportunity to journey with him through more than 40 years of photographic adventures.

Spanning all seven continents, these spectacular images carry viewers to the farthest corners of the earth in search of bald eagles, polar bears, Bengal tigers, African lions and more. They provide an intimate look into some of the natural world’s most awe-inspiring settings inviting viewers to witness the beauty of fleeting wildness.

While exploring the question of what true wildness is, Mangelsen said, “…Is it the chill you feel when a wolf howls or a coyote yips at dusk? Can you feel it in the growl of a lion, the roar of a tiger, the rumble of a waterfall? I’ve spent most of my years behind a camera stalking elusive answers to the question of what wildness is…Wildness isn’t one thing. True wildness resides in the places where wild animals are.” His new book released in September captures more than 150 of his most important and powerful images.

Mangelsen’s award-winning photographs have been collected and exhibited around the world and can also be seen at MANGELSEN— Images of Nature Gallery right here on Main Street in Park City.

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