Grizzly Bears in the Crosshairs

VIRGIN | By Jamie Joseph – In the foreword to Tom’s book culminating 40 years of his life’s work, ‘The Last Great Wild Places’, Dr. Jane Goodall describes Tom as a ‘supreme photographer and passionate defender of wildlife seeking to find the soul, the spirit, of that which he is photographing.’  Of all Tom’s subjects,

Famous Bear Cub Killed in Hit and Run in National Park

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC | By Todd Wilkinson – The first official day of summer dawned with tragedy in Grand Teton National Park Monday as news of the death of the lone cub of world-famous Grizzly 399 spread. The cub was struck and killed by a car Sunday night, in an incident that rangers are investigating as

The Only Cub of America’s Most Famous Grizzly Bear was just Killed by a Car

THE WASHINGTON POST | By Karin Brulliard – … Thomas D. Mangelsen, who spent two years photographing 399 and her progeny for his book “Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek,” told National Geographic last month that more than half of her cubs or descendants had already perished — felled by other bears, or by run-ins with people. 

New book on Yellowstone Grizzly 399 is a real-life thriller

LAST BEST NEWS | By Dennis Glick – I need to warn you upfront: In a riveting new non-fiction book by Bozeman writer Todd Wilkinson, grizzly bears and people die tragically at the hands of each other. “Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek, An Intimate Portrait of 399, the Most Famous Bear of Greater Yellowstone” is a

Famous Grizzly Bear ‘Back From the Dead’—With a New Cub

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC | By Todd Wilkinson – A popular grizzly who once mauled a hiker was said to have been killed by a hunter, but she remains at the center of a controversy around the fate of the species. The grizzly bear 399 and her cub were seen for the first time this spring this

Should Grizzlies in the Yellowstone Area Be Delisted and Trophy Hunted? Protecting Animals in the Rage of Humanity

HUFFINGTON POST | By Dr. Marc Bekoff – Mangelsen was featured in a major interview with renowned biologist Dr. Marc Bekoff. Bekoff asks Tom about grizzly bears, the role of nature photography in promoting conservation and the joy he feels in bringing fine art wildlife photography into the homes and offices of people worldwide. Read

Tom Mangelsen Goes to Washington to Defend Grizzly Bears in Greater Yellowstone!

WASHINGTON DC  |  Mangelsen and his work continue to get national attention. In late April, he presented his photographs before the House Natural Resource Committee inside the US Capitol in Washington DC to take a stand by defending grizzly bear conservation. “Together we we have a powerful voice!” Take a stand! Sign petitions to Oppose Delisting

Should Grizzlies in the Yellowstone Area be Trophy Hunted?

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY | By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. Iconic grizzly bears in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks may soon be put in the cross-hairs of trophy hunters if they are removed from the Endangered Species Act. View article> Let your voice be heard! Sign petitions to Oppose Delisting and Hunting of Greater Yellowstone’s Grizzly Bears at,,

Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek: An Intimate Portrait of 399, The Most Famous Bear of Greater Yellowstone

RANGER MAGAZINE | By Rick Smith – Unlike most of the reviews I have written for Ranger, this is not a straightforward book review. It is, instead, a review of a work of art.  The photography in this coffee-table format is absolutely riveting.  View or download a PDF article> (296KB)  

The New West: Democracy Falters in Delisting of Greater Yellowstone Bears?

EXPLORE BIG SKY MAGAZINE | By Todd Wilkinson – Nowhere in the legal framework of the federal Endangered Species Act does it mandate that animals removed from federal protection be subjected to trophy sport hunting. America spent millions of dollars reversing the downward spiral of bald eagles.  More>