Welcome to MANGELSEN – Images of Nature Gallery in La Jolla, California
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS in the heart of La Jolla's Historic Village! The MANGELSEN – Images of Nature Gallery opened its doors in 1991 and is located at 7916 Girard Ave. Our staff strives to provide each visitor with a memorable and relaxing journey of our natural world through Tom's extensive and inspiring collection of photographs.
A popular destination for travelers worldwide, La Jolla is a refined coastal town with rich appeal. With rolling hills and towering cliffs surrounded by the beautiful Pacific Ocean, La Jolla truly is "The Jewel" of Southern California. In addition to breathtaking views, magnificent beaches, and coastal wildlife, local attractions also include unique shopping, fine cuisine, historical landmarks, fine art galleries, and a variety of outdoor activities for the entire family.
We look forward to your visit!
April 28 | Harbor Seal Talk and Walk
2pm | MANGELSEN Images of Nature Gallery
Join us for a presentation followed by a walk down to view the harbor seals and their newborns. This will be the last event in a series presented by Seal Society of Sierra Club San Diego. Free admission.
May 2nd, May 31st, June 1st | Grunion Runs of La Jolla
11am – 1pm | La Jolla Shores Beach
Observe hundreds of small silver fish called grunion ride the waves onto La Jolla beaches to spawn.
June 9-10th | San Diego Festival of the Arts
10am – 6pm | Waterfront Park, San Diego
Browse the works of more than 200 local artists as they come together to support adaptive programs and services that help those who have incurred serious and long term injuries.
Purchase tickets here : www.sdfestivalofhearts.org
Year Long | La Jolla Open Aire Market
Sundays 9-11am | La Jolla Elementary School
The La Jolla Open Aire Market is different than other farmers markets in that all proceeds benefit La Jolla Elementary (LJES), funding various school improvements and programs such as art, music, library, technology and additional classroom teachers to lower class sizes.
Birding in San Diego!
Check out the event calendar at San Diego Audubon:
Check out San Diego River Park Foundation volunteer opportunities at
See the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy volunteer opportunities at
Things to Do | La Jolla, California
For participating in an environmental cleanup day, visit San Diego Coastkeeper:
Join The San Diego River Park Foundation in its efforts ranging from river clean-up to creating a trail from the mountains to the sea!
Join the La Jolla walking tour! We know of two great group guides:
Timothy Schenck: www.tourguidetim.com/la-jolla-map/
Darlynne & Marc Menkin: www.wheretours.com
Would you like to view a wolf sanctuary or have the chance to interact with a cheetah and support animals in need or go on a mini photographic safari?
Spruce Street Suspension Bridge
Walk the 70-foot-high suspension bridge, west of Balboa Park.
Anza Borrego Desert State Park
Go on a jeep adventure!
Naturalist-guided tours of our local natural parks and regional canyons!
Daley Ranch www.fodr.org
Tecolote Natural Park www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/parks/teclte.shtml
or San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve www.sanelijo.org/
Los Coronado Islands
Take a cruise!
Torrey Pines State Reserve
Take a coastal hike!
Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course
Play golf along the Pacific Ocean!
Visit our famous local seals and sea lions!
The Museum of Photographic Arts
For a list of current exhibits see www.mopa.org/exhibitions/upcoming.htm
Located right down the street from the gallery, Whisk-n-Ladle serves only the freshest, local, organic produce. They cure their own salami, pickle their vegetables, hand-cut their pasta, bake their own bread, churn ice cream and even creates flavored tonics and purées for "artisan" cocktails.
Nine-Ten at Grand Colonial
Located right across from the gallery in the historic Grand Colonial Hotel, Nine-Ten features an “evolving California cuisine emphasizing market fresh local produce, and naturally raised meats. They offer an excellent, wide-ranging, international wine list, with interesting half-bottles and ample choices by the glass”.
Before chosing your next seafood restaurant, you may want to visit the Monterey Bay's very informative website to understand how to order ocean-friendly and healthy seafood: