Featuring the stunning photography of Michael Forsberg, this book is the culmination of a five-year personal project on sandhill cranes and their habitats across the continent. 168 pages, 150+ full color photographs. Books purchased through Michael Forsberg Gallery are signed by Michael. $45.00
"On Ancient Wings: The Sandhill Cranes of North America is an excellent example of how one photographer put his photographic work to a broader use. Mike found photos and words to express truths not only about the birds, but also about demands of humankind and dangerous changes in habitat. To tell this story in photos, Mike selected the unexpected: a string of cranes cutting across the face of Mt. McKinley in the Alaska Range of Denali National Park and Preserve, Cuban children costumed as crane dancers, captive breeding efforts in Louisiana, a mom with her nestled chick in wing. All help tell the story: what goes around comes around. We are what we do, and it's time to pay attention or we may lose what for centuries we have taken for granted."
- JULI E. Wilcox, Free-lance writer/nature photographer/editor
"Forsberg has an exceptional talent not only for making exquisite photographs but for capturing images that also tell stories and evoke emotions. That talent along with his ability as a gifted writer help to bring his images even more vividly to life. As an added bonus, the book features many full page photographs that often convey an intimacy with these majestic creatures and a feeling of standing beside the photographer as he pressed the shutter. Accompanied by easy-to-read stories describing the life of the sandhill crane, their habitats and conservation/protection efforts, this is a book you can read, savor and enjoy again and again. On Ancient Wings - The Sandhill Cranes of North America is a visual delight and a book I can highly recommend to nature-lovers, bird-watchers, wildlife photographers and those who care about the environment."
- RICK BRAVEHEART, Fine Art photographer/Author of Standing With the Ancient Ones