Wildlife photographer Michael Forsberg speaks at Concordia
Award-winning nature photographer and former NEBRASKAland magazine writer Michael Forsberg spoke at Concordia on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Weller Hall Auditorium. His presentation, titled “Pulse of the Plains,” was open to the public.
A Nebraska native, Forsberg has spent his career photographing and writing about the wildlife and landscape of the Great Plains region. He says he hopes his images can build appreciation and inspire conservation efforts for the ecosystems in the area.
Forsberg earned a degree in geography and environmental studies from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln before beginning work for NEBRASKAland Magazine. He has since started his own photography business and gallery. His photos and stories have won numerous awards, been printed in National Geographic magazine, been featured on postage stamps and postcards of Nebraska, and served as the subject of books, art exhibits and television documentaries.
Recently, Forsberg completed a “Great Plains” documentary in cooperation with NET Nebraska, which aired in November on the NET television network. He is currently working on a time-lapse photography project documenting the water flow of the Platte River Basin.