Ever wonder about those wildlife photographers who risk life and limb to get the perfect shot? That’s me. I’ve spent 25 years with National Geographic—and I’ve got the stories and scars to prove it. These days my focus is on the Photo Ark, the world’s largest collection of animal studio portraits. My goal is simple: to get the public to care and save species from extinction.
Joel is the founder of the Photo Ark, a 25-year effort to photograph every species in human care around the globe.
You’re invited to celebrate the Photo Ark’s Sweet 16 this year! While there might not be any cake or confetti, it’s still going to be a special day and we want to celebrate with you. Since it first began with a pink, buck-toothed rodent on August 9, 2006, the Ark has come a…Get the Story