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