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Michael Forsberg
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It's been over a decade since we first began making prints for Photographer Michael Forsberg. Thousands of prints, and two book projects later (with accompanying print exhibitions), Mike and his wife, Patty, have become not only great clients, but also good friends to many of us at WCI.

A Nebraska native, Mike has focused much of his work in North America’s Great Plains, once one of the greatest grassland ecosystems on Earth. His goal has been to try to capture the wild spirit that still survives in these wide-open spaces and put a face to the often overlooked native creatures and landscapes found there. His hope is that the images can build appreciation and go to work to inspire conservation efforts on the land far into the future.

Forsberg’s work has appeared in publications including Audubon, National Geographic, National Wildlife, and Natural History, and recognized in the Pictures of the Year and Wildlife Photographer of the Year competitions. In 2001, his image of a Nebraska tallgrass prairie was selected for an International Postage Stamp. In 2004, he was awarded a Conservation Education Award from The Wildlife Society. Recently, he was featured in the PBS documentary Crane Song, and was the 2009 recipient of the North American Nature Photographer’s Association Mission Award.

Mike’s first book project, “On Ancient Wings – The Sandhill Cranes of North America”, self-published in 2004, was the result of a five-year personal journey connecting the lives of the cranes and their habitats across the continent from western Alaska to Cuba, made possible with a grant from the International Crane Foundation.

His second book, “Great Plains – America’s Lingering Wild”, came together traveling 100,000 miles in the last three years crisscrossing the Plains from Canada to Mexico. It explores the wildlife, habitats and conservation challenges in the heart of the continent, with essays by South Dakota writer and rancher Dan O’Brien.

West Coast Imaging has been honored to collaborate with Mike through his photographic journey.

Mike lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with his wife and business partner Patty, their two children Elsa and Emme, and two dogs.

It's exciting to see so much hard work result in an exceptional book and exhibition. Please take a moment to view selected images from his portfolio, then learn more about Forsberg by clicking on the links below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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