Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Joel Sartore's Photo Ark Project

Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki)
critically endangered frog endemic to Panama
Joel Sartore is a National Geographic photographer who has spent the last 6 years doing studio photography. Though it might sound like a contradictory statement, Sartore's reasons are more than justified. He's photographing as many animal species as he can, most of them endangered. With either a black or white background he hopes to put all species at equal terms. 
Clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)
Vulnerable felid found in Himalayas, SE Asia and China
The project, called Photo Ark, already has more than 2000 animal photographs but despite being busy with animals in the studio, Sartore still finds the time to continue his work with National Geographic magazine, having completed more than 30 projects already.
This is an impressive achievement and the photographs speak for themselves. With Photo Ark Sartore hopes to introduce these species to all corners of the Earth and give these animals a chance of survival.

“You can’t fall in love with something if you haven’t met it.” 
 Joel Sartore

find out more: www.photoark.net  

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