Announcing the release of Photo Ark Insects

The latest edition to the line of Photo Ark books – Insects: Butterflies, Bees, and Kindred Creatures.


When the pandemic year forced photographer Joel Sartore to stay home in Nebraska instead of traveling to zoos and wildlife centers around the world, what did he do? He went outside and explored bugs. This book reveals more than 100 species of insects, spiders, and related creatures—some exotic, but many common in fields, forests, and neighborhoods. Amazing portraits in Sartore’s signature style—against a black or white background—capture these creatures’ bulbous eyes, probing antennae, and iridescent bodies in living color. Alongside, entertaining text explains the basics of insect bodies, lives, and behavior, rich with unforgettable details. Who knew that a South American butterfly emerges from a chrysalis that glistens like gold? Or that one species of beetle has pincers as long as the rest of its body? Or that wolf spiders can purr?

For budding scientists—and for the kid in all of us—this collection of amazing insect life will intrigue, educate, and amuse all lovers of creepy, crawly creatures everywhere.


Check out this gallery showcasing many of the invertebrate species in the Ark, some of which are featured in the new book. Be sure to pick up your own copy of Photo Ark Insects to see what other flying, crawling, skittering, and buzzing critters call the Photo Ark home.


The Photo Ark Insects is available for pre-order now and will shipping starting on April 4th.

If you are intrigued, be sure to check out other books in the best-selling Photo Ark series; The Photo Ark, One Man’s QuestPhoto Ark Vanishing, and Photo Ark Wonders: Celebrating Diversity in the Animal Kingdom.



Picture of a halloween pennant dragonfly (Celithemis eponina) wild caught at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, Okeechobee, Florida.
A halloween pennant dragonfly (Celithemis eponina) wild caught at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, Okeechobee, Florida.


A walking leaf (Phyllium giganteum) at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans, Louisiana.


An unidentified green sweat bee (Halictidae sp.) at Toucan Rescue Ranch in San Josecito, Costa Rica.
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