National Geographic Photo Ark
BUILDING THE ARK
For many of Earth’s creatures, time is running out. Half of the world’s plant and animal species are threatened with extinction.
National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is on a mission to photograph as many animal species as possible – before it’s too late. He launched the National Geographic Photo Ark with the help of the world’s ultimate ark – zoos, aquariums, and wildlife sanctuaries. Working with these institutions, he’s photographed more than 6,000 species so far. His breathtaking portraits inspire people to care about these animals while there’s still time.
Starting April 20, you can stroll through the Dallas Zoo and come face-to-face with and learn more about the animals of the Photo Ark through informative kiosks displayed in the entry plaza and in the Wilds of Africa. The Dallas Zoo is one of three zoos nationwide showcasing the ambitious project.
After the traveling exhibition leaves in September, the impact will be felt forever through the the permanent installing of stunning Photo Ark images in the tunnel separating ZooNorth and the Wilds of Africa.
Learn more at NatGeoPhotoArk.org and help us #SaveTogether.
MEET SOME OF THE STARS OF THE PHOTO ARK
Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic fellow and regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. Sartore started the Photo Ark in his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska. Since then, Sartore, a world-renowned photographer, has visited 40 countries in his quest to create this photo archive of global biodiversity.
To date, Sartore has completed portraits of more than 6,000 species, and no matter its size, each animal is treated with the same amount of affection and respect.
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