Zoos across the country are going to be seeing even more animals this summer! The images of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore’s Photo Ark project will be displayed at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, the Dallas Zoo and the Cincinnati Zoo starting in April and May. The Photo Ark project was created to bring audiences…
Joel and the Photo Ark recently caught the attention of Forbes, which included him in “How 10 Social Stars Use Their Influence for Good.” Here’s what they had to say: When National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore noticed the perilous state of many endangered species, he decided to document them before it was too late. Instagram proved the…
Happy New Year! As 2016 draws to a close we would like to take this opportunity to not only celebrate the Photo Ark’s first decade, but also share our deepest thanks to everyone for supporting us along the way. We started in 2006 with an unlikely first species: a naked mole rat at the Lincoln Children’s […]
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A corn snake (Elaphe gutatta) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.
A Chilean rose tarantula (Grammostola rosea) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.
Extinction is Forever “Toughie”, the world’s last Rabbs’ fringe-limbed treefrog, has died. The very last of his kind, this means the species is now extinct. Let’s hope with this historic event, we will finally stop and pay attention to the extinction crisis, not only for the sake of imperiled amphibians, but for humanity as well. […]
A proboscis monkey at the Singapore Zoo has become the 6000th species to come on board the National Geographic Photo Ark! Males of this species may use that huge nose to attract females and to amplify alarm calls as well. A breeding colony of these endangered primates is kept at the Singapore Zoo, one of the […]
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Joel was recently welcomed into the prestigious Nikon Ambassador Program. The Program consists of 24 of the most talented and influential photographers of Nikon’s choosing. The program takes on photographers who will continue the Nikon Ambassador Program’s philosophy: “to empower photographers through education and inspiration, and work directly with Nikon to communicate the needs of an evolving […]
Joel Sartore is featured on the Today Show and announces that the April issue of National Geographic magazine showcases the Photo Ark project and is being published with 10 different covers featuring portraits of captive species, a first in the publication’s history. Watch the announcement and get to know some of the animals from the Lincoln Children’s Zoo, where […]
Photo Ark teams up as part of a humanitarian coalition to present a gift of contemporary public art entitled “Fiat Lux: Illuminating our Common Home” to Pope Francis on the opening day of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. At this unprecedented and historic event, beautiful images of our shared natural world will be projected onto the façade of St. […]