OMAHA, NE /Send2Press Newswire/ — Images of Nature(R) (www.mangelsen.com) today announced they will donate $2.00 for each 2005 calendar sold in their stores and online during the month of January to UNICEF Tsunami Relief. Funds will go to helping thousands of children that are at great risk following the earthquake and tsunamis that hit coastal areas across South Asia on December 26.

UNICEF is seeking $81 million to support urgent humanitarian aid for the estimated 1.5 million affected children in South Asia, many of whom have been orphaned or separated from their families and are in critical need of basic care and support. This initial appeal will address immediate and emerging needs and will include:

– Emergency immunization to prevent fatal childhood diseases.

– Supply of clean, safe water and provision of basic sanitation.

– Special feeding for malnourished children and pregnant women.

– Care for traumatized children.

– Protection for orphans and separated children.

– Provision of education kits and rehabilitation of schools to ensure the return of children to school as soon as possible.

The 2005 Images of Nature calendars feature the award winning nature photography of world renowned photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen. Updated for 2005 each calendar includes 13 months, helping you plan ahead into January 2006! A perennial favorite, the Images of Nature calendar features some of the best Mangelsen images.

Mangelsen’s photographs have appeared in National Geographic, Audubon, National Wildlife, Smithsonian, Natural History, Newsweek, American Photo, Wildlife Art, and other publications. Mangelsen was honored with an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Photographic Society in 2002. He received the North American Nature Photographer Association’s (NANPA) Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year 2000 award, and was named the 1994 Wildlife Photographer of the Year by the British Broadcast Corporation (BBC) as well as British Gas.

His work has been displayed in natural history museums across the United States, Canada and Europe and is available at seventeen Images of Nature galleries – Scottsdale, AZ, La Jolla, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Breckenridge, CO, Broomfield, CO, Denver, CO, Steamboat Springs, CO, Sun Valley, ID, Galena, IL, Kansas City, MO, Omaha, NE, Las Vegas, NV, Plano, TX, Park City, UT, Kirkland, WA, Jackson, WY.

For more information please visit www.mangelsen.com.

News issued by: Thomas D. Mangelsen, Inc.

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