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SOUNDING THE ALARM FOR SPECIES AT RISK, ONE PHOTOGRAPH AT A TIME

The interaction of animals with their environments is the engine that keeps the planet healthy for all of us. But for many species, time is running out. That's why National Geographic, along with photographer Joel Sartore, is dedicated to finding solutions to save them.

We’re documenting every species in human care to inspire people to care and help protect these animals. Creating intimate portraits of an estimated 15,000 species of birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates serves as an important record of each animal’s existence, and a powerful testament to the importance of saving them.

“It’s the eye contact that moves people.
It engages feelings of compassion and a desire to help.”

Joel Sartore
Photo Ark founder and photographer

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