National Geographic photographer, speaker, and Photo Ark founder
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.
Zoos across the country are going to be seeing even more animals this summer! The images of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore’s Photo Ark project will be displayed at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, the Dallas Zoo and the Cincinnati Zoo starting in April and May. The Photo Ark project was created to bring audiences face-to-face with…Get the Story