The 46,866 images and videos in the Ark are the result of thousands of hours of work, and are primarily self-funded. If you can, consider helping in one of these ways:

Help Us Build the Ark
See a Photo Ark picture you love? Buy a print of it. Your purchase of Photo Ark products helps bring more species on board. Or consider our gorgeous signed 400-page hardcover book.

Book Joel To Speak
Joel has been sharing his adventures with audiences around the world for more than a dozen years, and regularly speaks at corporations, zoos, non-profits, and more. See Joel’s schedule of upcoming events or hire him for your own.

Create a Butterfly Garden
Plant native flora that monarch butterflies love—milkweed especially—to keep this species flying high.

Know Your Impact
What is your carbon footprint? Find out, and learn how you can lessen your impact on the planet. It’s easier than you think, and will save you money.

Support Your Local Wildlife Organization
Zoos, aquariums, wildlife rehab centers, and sanctuaries are vitally important. Become a member at your local zoo to support its conservation and captive breeding efforts.

Donate Your Time
Volunteer with a group in your area, such as a local chapter of the Sierra Club or Audubon, that’s doing good work.

Donate to the Photo Ark
The Photo Ark is a National Geographic project, please consider donating directly at Nat Geo, just make sure to select Photo Ark as the recipient.

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