Species are disappearing at an alarming rate, but together we can help.
The National Geographic Photo Ark, led by photographer Joel Sartore, is a multiyear effort to document every species living in wildlife sanctuaries, inspire action through education, and help save wildlife by supporting on-the-ground conservation efforts. And you can help by spreading the word! Learn how you can sound the alarm about species at risk by participating in our #SaveTogether campaign.
Thousands of species are at risk and time is running out. Join National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore as he leads the Photo Ark project to document our planet’s biodiversity and find innovative solutions to help save threatened species and protect their critical habitats.
In his quest to document our world’s astonishing diversity, Joel has taken portraits of 7,297 species — and counting! He’s over half way to his goal of documenting all of the approximately 12,000 species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries.
Photos by Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark: Florida panther photographed at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida; Malayan tiger photographed at the Omaha Zoo; Burmese star tortoise photographed at the Atlanta Zoo. L.A. Zoo Courtesy Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens