Join us in watching the series RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark Tuesday nights on PBS!
I’m Joel Sartore.
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.
- 6,531 species photographed for the Photo Ark
A modern-day Noah
- 1 porcupine on the cover of
- 4 times chased by grizzlies
- 250 talks given worldwide
- 2 spitting cobras found in camera gear
Joel is the founder of the Photo Ark, a 25-year effort to photograph every species in human care around the globe.
Discover the diversity, beauty and value of thousands of species at risk of extinction, and travel the globe with renowned photographer and Photo Ark founder Joel Sartore in his quest to save them, premiering on PBS: Tuesday, July 18th, 9/8 CST. RARE: Creatures of the Photo ArkGet the Story