Renowned photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen s latest project focuses on a celebrated Yellowstone grizzly bear family, which he has been tracking and photographing for ten years. The grizzly bears of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are the most famous wild bruins in the world. Millions of people and generations of travelers annually make special pilgrimages to the northern Rockies just to catch sight of these powerful, breathtaking animals. But like a lot of large predator populations on earth, grizzlies in the lower 48 states have struggled for survival.In Grizzly: The Bears of Greater Yellowstone, renowned nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen and environmental writer Todd Wilkinson team up to tell the inspiring if sometimes harrowing story of a remarkable bear clan: Mother Grizzly 399 and her generations of offspring. While tracking this charismatic band of bears, Mangelsen has amassed an incomparable photographic portfolio that offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of this celebrated bear family. The rescue of Yellowstone grizzlies ranks as one of the greatest feats of wildlife conservation.
Thomas D. Mangelsen is among the most distinguished natural history photographers in the world, and his honors include being named Conservation Photographer of the Year by "Nature's Best Photography". His work has been published widely, including in National Geographic and American Photo, as well as exhibited in museums and galleries.
Todd Wilkinson is a professional journalist and the author of several books, including the critically acclaimed Science Under Siege: The Politicians War on Nature and Truth.
Ted Turner, an entrepreneur and media mogul, has made his mark as one of the most influential philanthropists in the United States over the past several decades. His foundations are dedicated to securing a safer, healthier future for our planet by addressing wildlife conservation, among many other causes.