I stumbled across Thomas Mangelsen a couple of years ago, when we wandered in one his galleries in Omaha, NE while visiting some friends in the US.
I am from Germany so I hadn't heard of him before. But I was instantly mesmerized by his amazing photos. Never before have I encountered a photographer, who manages to capture the beauty not only of landscapes but also of animals in the wild like Tom.
As me and my wife were getting married that year, our wish for a wedding gift from our US friends was perfectly clear and so we got sent a panorama photo of two lions in Serengeti, idling on a huge rock. It now watches over our son in his bed room and I love watching it every day.
So when I read that Tom publishes a compendium of his best photos from the past 20 years, I was instantly signed up and ordered it. Now that I received it I have to say: It is just incredibly well-done and terrific.
The format is huge so it won't fit in any regular book case, but it is sure worth the special treatment. High-quality, glossy paper makes the photos seem almost real.
The book is divided into several sections according to the regions where the photos were taken (e.g. Antarctica, Denali, Serengeti, etc.). Each double page consists of a panoramic photo (one page) and a short comment (the other page).
So with approx. 250 pages you get over 100 of Tom's best photos in one book.
Sorry for the long rambling, but the book is just amazing for everyone who likes nature photography and enjoys well-made books.
Thanks Tom and keep up your great work!