By BOB VON STERNBERG, Star Tribune
Minnesota wildlife photographer Jim Brandenburg has been honored by his colleagues -- in spades.
Four images captured by the Ely resident have been included among the 40 best nature photographs ever made in a ranking by the International League of Conservation Photographers.
Brandenburg, a longtime contributor to National Geographic magazine, had more photos selected than any other photographer. Others singled out for recognition were the legendary photographers Ansel Adams and Edward Weston.
On his website, Brandenburg is quoted as saying, "to have four of my photographs chosen by my peers as part of the top 40 nature photographs of all time is indeed the highlight of my career. I am honored beyond words."
His images include a gray wolf near the Boundary Waters and bison at Blue Mounds State Park near Luverne.
Brandenburg's photos can be seen on his blog.
All 40 photographs can be seen here.