Farewell to a great mountain photographer

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    Franz Lanting
 

You've probably seen his work in National Geographic or Audubon - or in High Country News - as well as in his photography books. Famed for a transcendental approach to capturing the natural world, Galen Rowell was also an accomplished mountaineer, who inspired and awed his audience with breathtaking, seemingly impossible photographs. Rowell and his wife, Barbara, also a photographer, died Aug. 11 in a plane crash in their beloved Sierra Nevada. They will be greatly missed, but their work continues to inspire.