Quiet and contemplative, Minnesota photographer Jim Brandenburg is one of the most accomplished and prolific wildlife photographers in the world.
Brandenburg began his career as a natural history photographer and film maker while in college, later working in journalism and freelancing for the National Geographic for whom he became a contract photographer in 1978. He has since worked on numerous assignments for National Geographic, has been represented extensively in magazine, book and television projects, as well as for Life, Audubon, Smithsonian, Natural History, World, Geo, BBC Wildlife, traveling worldwide from the high Arctic to Africa and Asia over the years.
One of the highlights of Brandenburg’s career occurred in 1988 when he “discovered” and filmed for posterity a pack of wild Arctic wolves on Ellesmere Island in the high Arctic. It is believed that this was probably the last pack not ingrained with fear of proximity to man. Brandenburg’s extensive work photographing wolves has been vital in focusing attention on the animal’s status and he was instrumental in reintroducing wolves into Yellowstone Park.
Jim was twice named Magazine Photographer of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association and the Kodak Wildlife Photographer of the Year by the Natural History Museum-London and BBC Wildlife. One of only five Americans, he received the World Achievement Award from the United Nations Environmental Program in 1991 in recognition of his using nature photography to enhance public awareness of the earth’s fragile environment.
Jim’s inspirational greeting cards feature his stunning photographs printed on a recycled paper, and are then paired with quotes on the front of the card. Most cards are available as either a blank greeting card or greeted for an occasion.
Visit Jim's gallery page: www.jimbrandenburg.com
Jim's favorite photograph - Brother Wolf : CB101
Touch The Sky Prairie Eagle Cloud CB164
Find info on the Brandenburg Prairie Foundation HERE