Photo

ANI071-00454

An endangered blue-legged mantella (Mantella expectata) at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

Photo

ANI071-00457

An endangered golden poison frog (Phyllobates terribilis), orange morph, from a private collection. This is the most toxic species of frog. One wild frog can contain enough toxin to kill 10-15 adult humans. Captive bred specimens don’t contain any toxin due to their diet.

Photo

ANI071-00455

An endangered golden poison frog (Phyllobates terribilis), orange morph, from a private collection. This is the most toxic species of frog. One wild frog can contain enough toxin to kill 10-15 adult humans. Captive bred specimens don’t contain any toxin due to their diet.

Photo

ANI071-00456

An endangered golden poison frog (Phyllobates terribilis), orange morph, from a private collection. This is the most toxic species of frog. One wild frog can contain enough toxin to kill 10-15 adult humans. Captive bred specimens don’t contain any toxin due to their diet.

Photo

ANI071-00472

An endangered Yosemite toad (Anaxyrus canorus) from San Francisco State University.

Photo

ANI071-00473

An endangered Yosemite toad (Anaxyrus canorus) from San Francisco State University.

Photo

ANI067-00496

An endangered Red Hills salamander (Phaeognathus hubrichti) at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Photo

ANI067-00495

An endangered Red Hills salamander (Phaeognathus hubrichti) at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Photo

ANI099-00131

An endangered golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

Photo

ANI099-00130

Two endangered golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

Photo

ANI099-00129

Two endangered golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

Photo

ANI099-00128

Two endangered golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

Photo

INS025-00034

An endangered Seychelles giant millipede (Sechelleptus seychellarum) Shaldon Wildlife Trust in Shaldon, England.

Photo

INS025-00033

An endangered Seychelles giant millipede (Sechelleptus seychellarum) Shaldon Wildlife Trust in Shaldon, England.

Photo

ANI110-00464

An endangered Marañón dart frog (Excidobates mysteriosus) Shaldon Wildlife Trust in Shaldon, England.

Photo

ANI110-00463

An endangered Marañón dart frog (Excidobates mysteriosus) Shaldon Wildlife Trust in Shaldon, England.

Photo

ANI110-00462

An endangered Marañón dart frog (Excidobates mysteriosus) Shaldon Wildlife Trust in Shaldon, England.

Photo

ANI108-00074

An endangered golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

Photo

ANI108-00073

Two endangered golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

Photo

ANI108-00072

Two endangered golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

Photo

ANI108-00071

Two endangered golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

Photo

WOL002-00129

Two captive bred Mexican gray wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) with their mother at the Sedgwick County Zoo.

Photo

APC002-00010

An Attwater’s prairie chick surrounded by wildflowers.

Photo

ANI048-00055

An endangered female Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) at the Audubon Zoo. This animal is named Ixchel.

Photo

ANI048-00054

An endangered female Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) at the Audubon Zoo. This animal is named Ixchel.

Photo

ANI048-00053

An endangered female Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) at the Audubon Zoo. This animal is named Ixchel.

Photo

ANI048-00052

An endangered male Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) at the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute. This animal is named Tybalt.

Photo

ANI048-00051

An endangered male Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) at the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute. This animal is named Tybalt.

Photo

ANI030-00157

A juvenile endangered Northern sea otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) at SeaWorld San Diego. This animal is named Cinder, because of the fires in her home state of Alaska in 2019. She was brought to San Diego as a pup to be raised away from the smoke.

Photo

ANI030-00156

A juvenile endangered Northern sea otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) at SeaWorld San Diego. This animal is named Cinder, because of the fires in her home state of Alaska in 2019. She was brought to San Diego as a pup to be raised away from the smoke.

Photo

ANI074-00152

An endangered African long-tailed gartersnake (Elapsoidea sundevallii longicauda) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

Photo

ANI074-00151

An endangered African long-tailed gartersnake (Elapsoidea sundevallii longicauda) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

Photo

ANI074-00150

An endangered African long-tailed gartersnake (Elapsoidea sundevallii longicauda) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

Photo

ANI074-00149

An endangered African long-tailed gartersnake (Elapsoidea sundevallii longicauda) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

Photo

BIR070-00158

A common or eastern great horned owl (Bubo virginianus virginianus) named Halsey from a private collection.

Halsey was hit by a car in February 1997. Though nothing was broken, he suffered a concussion and is brain damaged because of it.

He is estimated to be 29 years old as of November of 2020. In the wild a great horned owl lives to be about 20. In captivity, where risks are few, they have lived into their 60’s making them the longest living raptor on record.

Halsey’s caretaker does all the “hunting” and provides him food but he is a generous bird, always willing to share his meal. His well-balanced diet includes freshly thawed rats and mice.

Photo

BIR070-00157

A common or eastern great horned owl (Bubo virginianus virginianus) named Halsey from a private collection.

Halsey was hit by a car in February 1997. Though nothing was broken, he suffered a concussion and is brain damaged because of it.

He is estimated to be 29 years old as of November of 2020. In the wild a great horned owl lives to be about 20. In captivity, where risks are few, they have lived into their 60’s making them the longest living raptor on record.

Halsey’s caretaker does all the “hunting” and provides him food but he is a generous bird, always willing to share his meal. His well-balanced diet includes freshly thawed rats and mice.

Photo: Julie Jensen Director of Marketing | WVC O: 866.800.7326 | D: 702.443.9249 | E: j.jensen@wvc.org

Speaking Engagements

Joel is a popular keynote speaker with conservation, corporate, and civic groups.

Hire him to entertain and inspire your audience.

Book Joel To Speak

The Photo Ark

Joel is the founder of the Photo Ark, a groundbreaking effort to document every species in captivity before it’s too late.

Explore the Photo Ark

Visit Our Store

Every purchase goes directly to support our mission: getting the public to care and helping to save species from extinction.

Help Us Build the Ark