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The Photo Ark

National Geographic The Photo Ark: One Man’s Quest to Document the World’s Animals

Washington Post

“This stunningly illustrated book shows one man’s race against time to record thousands of animal species around the world before environmental destruction snuffs many of them out forever. Sartore’s arresting photos are accompanied by the words of wildlife writer Douglas Chadwick.”

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The latest coffee table book, “National Geographic The Photo Ark: One Man’s Quest to Document the World’s Animals” beautifully features the Renowned photographer Joel Sartore’s Photo Ark project.

Sartore, who is an internationally acclaimed National Geographic photographer, has been continuously working on one of his life-long projects, the Photo Ark, that documents the predicament of our planet’s animals, by capturing the portraits of each species, especially the ones which are in the endangered list.

This book is filled with numerous colorful and amazing photographs. Sartore has spent most of the previous decades, traveling around the world to various wildlife centers,  zoos, private homes and almost all the places where animals live under human care. This has helped him capture the photographs of as many species, as possible.

Each photo contains a caption that carries the species name of the animal and the relevant level of existential threat that it is currently facing. The details are mostly as per the data released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Sartore has wholeheartedly dedicated 25 years to capture the images of every species that are held in captivity. His photographs have successfully played a vital role in many activists. These function as an open window to an in-depth insight of the plight of these animals, most of which are endangered.

This book concludes with an index of the animals that are being photographed. This includes the website address of the zoo or any other center where the animal was photographed.