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 protect 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 20,000 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.”
Photo Ark founder and photographer
PROTECTING SPECIES AT RISK
Photo Ark supports on-the-ground conservation projects to help protect and save species in decline. Much-needed funding and attention is provided to endangered species (including mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish) that we have a real chance of helping, and which do not currently have a sustained effort from others to protect them.
All photographs by Joel Sartore