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Be­ing the pre-dig­i­tal age, Tom Mangelsen had many a long wait be­fore he could find out if he cap­tured on Fu­jichrome slide film what his eyes had wit­nessed. “I saw the mo­ment sev­eral times, which was spe­cial enough, but it hap­pened so fast and there were so many vari­ables that it was weeks later, when the film was de­vel­oped, that I knew I’d caught that mil­lisec­ond be­tween mouth opened and mouth closed. I’ve been lucky, but I’ve had to wait and work for that luck.”

Af­ter tak­ing this iconic pho­to­graph, Mangelsen went on to win nu­mer­ous ac­co­lades, in­clud­ing the Wildlife Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year award in 1994. His work is reg­u­larly pub­lished in Na­tional Ge­o­graphic, Audubon, Geo and BBC Wildlife mag­a­zines.

Keith Wil­son

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