An Exhibition at the San Diego Natural History Museum

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA  |  Wondrous and enchanting yet fragile and at risk, The Natural World, as seen through the eyes of celebrated nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen, chronicles ten distinct ecosystems that serve as islands of refuge not only for the Earth’s diversity of life but for the human spirit as well.

The man American Photo magazine calls, “One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography,” Mangelsen takes the viewer on a visual odyssey, from the wildebeest migration on the plains of the Serengeti to the penguins of Antarctica, from the grizzlies of Alaska to the frozen landscape of the polar bears on Hudson Bay.  In striking panoramic photographs, Mangelsen documents his subjects within the context of their varied environments.

A quiet call to action,  an inventory of our planet as it battles climate change, a celebration of wildness and its value to the human psyche, The Natural World is a record of the Earth’s last great places, one that will inspire present and future generations with the message that what we have can, and must, be saved.

Exhibition runs from May 17, 2014 – October 12, 2014