The Photo Ark

The Photo Ark

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

Book - 2017
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Joel 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, DC : National Geographic, 2017
ISBN: 9781426217777
Characteristics: 399 p. : color ill. ; 26 x 26 cm


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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.

Jan 24, 2018

So beautiful!!!!

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.

Apr 21, 2017

Lots of great animal pictures.

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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