Brandenburg collection makes big splash in April National Geographic

The April issue of National Geographic Magazine includes a collection of Minnesota photographs titled “93 Days of Spring” by Jim Brandenburg.

The “93 Days of Spring” contains more photographs than any other feature in the 128-year history of National Geographic Magazine. The previous record was Brandenburg’s 90 autumn images in “North Woods Journal” in the November 1997 issue. Brandenburg’s summer picture story, “Boundary Waters,” in the June 2013 issue was the very first digital photography story published in the magazine’s history.

Like the previous two stories, all of the photographs in the spring coverage were made in Minnesota mainly around Ravenwood — his home near Ely next to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, or in areas he has lived and has known well. The last four photographs were made near Luverne in southwest Minnesota, at Touch the Sky Prairie (a mile from where he was born) or the Blue Mounds State Park where he made his first photographs as a young boy.

You can view the free, condensed digital version via the NGM website:…/…/08/93-spring-days/

A book will also be published from the spring project titled “The Awakening.” This book follows the best sellers “Looking for the Summer” and “Chased by the Light” from the summer and autumn seasonal coverage. The release of the new book will be announced later.

This spring project follows the disciplined theme Brandenburg has been pursuing with other projects like Nature365, which is a one-minute daily video online for the entire year. Millions of viewers around the world have witnessed the moment of nature from Jim’s surroundings. The combined total of meditative videos for the year equals around 6 1/2 hours.

Nature365 is produced in France and can be seen at:

Please contact Jim Brandenburg’s office at 218-365-5105 for further information. 

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