Joel Sartore on creating the Photo Ark: May 15 @ 7pm

The acclaimed National Geographic photographer behind the iconic images for the Photo Ark series talks animals, photography – and the collection's latest addition!

Thursday, May 14, 2020,
By Simon Ingram
National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is on a quest to photograph 15,000 animals currently residing in ...

National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is on a quest to photograph 15,000 animals currently residing in zoos around the world – as a record for prosperity.

Photograph by Joel Sartore / National Geographic Photo Ark

There are few photographers whose work is as instantly recognisable as that of Joel Sartore. Sartore is a man on a mission – he’s committed to taking portraits of every species living in the world’s zoos, aquariums and wildlife sanctuaries (that’s more than 15,000 species)!

Join us on Endangered Species Day to learn about Joel’s recent escapades as the founder of the National Geographic Photo Ark – and be some of the first to learn about his newest addition to the Ark!

This live stream took place on May 15th.


About National Geographic Explorer Classrooms

The National Geographic Society uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world. Since its founding in 1888, the National Geographic Society has awarded more than 14,000 grants to National Geographic Explorers: scientists, conservationists, educators and storytellers. Over the past five years, more than 700 of these grants have been awarded to Explorers from Europe and Africa.

Now, in a new series of interactive online 'classrooms', you can meet National Geographic Explorers, including ones near you – and hear a little about the work they are doing to make the world a better place.

Gallery: see Joel Sartore's images of species in peril

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