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.
Joel’s latest books, Photo Ark Wonders: Celebrating Diversity in the Animal Kingdom and Photo Ark ABC: An Animal Alphabet in Poetry and Pictures, will both be released on October 19th, 2021. On a mission to photograph all the animal species in human care, Photo Ark Wonders, now delights us with more photographs, this time selected…Get the Story