National Geographic, the Photo Ark

National Geographic, the Photo Ark

One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals

Book - 2017
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This lush book of photography represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major cross-platform initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals-especially those that are endangered. His powerful message, conveyed with humor, compassion, and art- to know these animals is to save them.

Sartore intends to photograph every animal in captivity in the world. He is circling the globe, visiting zoos and wildlife rescue centers to create studio portraits of 12,000 species, with an emphasis on those facing extinction. He has photographed more than 6,000 already and now, thanks to a multi-year partnership with National Geographic, he may reach his goal. This book showcases his animal portraits- from tiny to mammoth, from the Florida grasshopper sparrow to the greater one-horned rhinoceros. Paired with the eloquent prose of veteran wildlife writer Douglas Chadwick, this book presents a thought-provoking argument for saving all the species of our planet.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. :, National Geographic,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781426217777
Branch Call Number: ANF 779.32 SAR
Characteristics: 399 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: National Geographic Society (U.S.)


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Jun 02, 2018

If you feel overwhelmed by the size of this book like I was at first, please don't be. It's a magical experience with each page you turn. The photographer has orchestrated each page to stand out dramatically on its own. He writes about how he accomplishes this towards the end of the book. It gave me a whole new appreciation for those who devote their lives to the care and protection of wildlife, many frighteningly endangered. How our world would suffer without these deeply caring people.

Jul 02, 2017

Terrific! Lovely and often unexpected pairings of animals with just the right touch of elucidation. Totally absorbed my daughter and I for a few hours on a Saturday afternoon.

jabberbooky Mar 15, 2017

This is such a beautiful book. Filled with amazing pictures showing the diversity of life on our planet. I will check this one out again and again!

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