Dear Friends: We are still open for business, but it might take longer to fill your orders and requests as we have shifted to minimal staffing as a precaution against COVID-19. We appreciate your patience.

Photo

ANI111-00043

A rainbow snake (Farancia erytrogramma) collected at Choctawhatchee River, FL.

Photo

ANI067-00471

A lesser siren (Siren cf. intermedia) collected from a tributary of the Choctawhatchee River, Florida. This species is new to science and undescribed.

Photo

ANI067-00470

A lesser siren, Siren cf. intermedia, collected from a tributary of the Choctawhatchee River, Florida. This species is new to science and undescribed.

Photo

ANI067-00469

A lesser siren (Siren cf. intermedia) collected from a tributary of the Choctawhatchee River, Florida. This species is new to science and undescribed.

Photo

ANI067-00468

A lesser siren (Siren cf. intermedia) collected from a tributary of the Choctawhatchee River, Florida. This species is new to science and undescribed.

Photo

ANI087-00018

A large-spotted genet (Genetta maculata mossambica) named ‘Zulu’, at Zooville USA near Plant City, Florida.

This genet originated from the cradle of humankind, north of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Photo

ANI087-00017

A large-spotted genet (Genetta maculata mossambica) named ‘Zulu’, at Zooville USA near Plant City, Florida.

This genet originated from the cradle of humankind, north of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Photo

ANI087-00016

A large-spotted genet (Genetta maculata mossambica) named ‘Zulu’, at Zooville USA near Plant City, Florida.

This genet originated from the cradle of humankind, north of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Photo

ANI087-00015

A juvenile African civet (Civettictis civetta australis) named ‘Honda’, age eight weeks, at Zooville USA near Plant City, Florida.

This civet originated from the Limpopo Province, South Africa

Photo

ANI087-00014

A juvenile African civet (Civettictis civetta australis) named ‘Honda’, age eight weeks, at Zooville USA near Plant City, Florida.

This civet originated from the Limpopo Province, South Africa

Photo

ANI087-00013

A juvenile African civet (Civettictis civetta australis) named ‘Honda’, age eight weeks, at Zooville USA near Plant City, Florida.

This civet originated from the Limpopo Province, South Africa

Photo

ANI087-00012

A juvenile African civet (Civettictis civetta australis) named ‘Honda’, age eight weeks, at Zooville USA near Plant City, Florida.

This civet originated from the Limpopo Province, South Africa

Photo

BIR049-00128

Three 20-day-old fledgling Florida grasshopper sparrows (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) at White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida.

These birds are part of a captive breeding program for this critically endangered bird, a few of which still live in the vanishing prairies of central Florida. There are nearly 100 adults, nestlings and hatch year birds here now at White Oak. This is likely more than are left in the wild now.

Photo

BIR049-00127

Three 20-day-old fledgling Florida grasshopper sparrows (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) at White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida.

These birds are part of a captive breeding program for this critically endangered bird, a few of which still live in the vanishing prairies of central Florida. There are nearly 100 adults, nestlings and hatch year birds here now at White Oak. This is likely more than are left in the wild now.

Photo

BIR049-00126

Two 20-day-old fledgling Florida grasshopper sparrows (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) at White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida.

These birds are part of a captive breeding program for this critically endangered bird, a few of which still live in the vanishing prairies of central Florida. There are nearly 100 adults, nestlings and hatch year birds here now at White Oak. This is likely more than are left in the wild now.

Photo

BIR049-00125

20-day-old fledgling Florida grasshopper sparrows (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) at White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida.

These birds are part of a captive breeding program for this critically endangered bird, a few of which still live in the vanishing prairies of central Florida. There are nearly 100 adults, nestlings and hatch year birds here now at White Oak. This is likely more than are left in the wild now.

Photo

BIR049-00124

A male and female Florida grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) at White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida. The female has yellow, red blue split colors on her leg bands, while the male has green/blue leg bands. These adults were both hatched here last year.

These birds are part of a captive breeding program for this critically endangered bird, a few of which still live in the vanishing prairies of central Florida. There are nearly 100 adults, nestlings and hatch year birds here now at White Oak. This is likely more than are left in the wild now.

Photo

BIR049-00122

A male Florida grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) at White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida. This adult bird was hatched here last year.

This bird is part of a captive breeding program for this critically endangered species, a few of which still live in the vanishing prairies of central Florida. There are nearly 100 adults, nestlings and hatch year birds here now at White Oak. This is likely more than are left in the wild now.

Photo

BIR049-00121

A Florida grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) at White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida. This adult bird was hatched here last year.

This bird is part of a captive breeding program for this critically endangered species, a few of which still live in the vanishing prairies of central Florida. There are nearly 100 adults, nestlings and hatch year birds here now at White Oak. This is likely more than are left in the wild now.

Photo

BIR049-00120

A Florida grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) at White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida. This adult bird was hatched here last year.

This bird is part of a captive breeding program for this critically endangered species, a few of which still live in the vanishing prairies of central Florida. There are nearly 100 adults, nestlings and hatch year birds here now at White Oak. This is likely more than are left in the wild now.

Photo

FIS041-00232

An Atlantic tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab.

Photo

FIS041-00231

An Atlantic tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab.

Photo

FIS041-00230

An Atlantic tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab.

Photo

FIS041-00229

An Atlantic tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab.

Photo

ONA007-00233

Mike Graziano with undescribed species of waterdog from the Apalachicola National Forest in Florida. This is now known as the Florida waterdog (Necturus lodingi), but could in future be described as N. lodgingi or cf beyeri, or cf alabamensis.

(cf means that it is an undescribed species still).

Photo

ANI023-00229

The endangered Florida Key deer’s cause wasn’t helped when developers found a loophole and put a housing development inside the Florida Key Deer NWR. The deer are hit and killed by motorists faster than they can reproduce.

Photo

ANI023-00228

The endangered Florida Key deer’s cause wasn’t helped when developers found a loophole and put a housing development inside the Florida Key Deer NWR. The deer are hit and killed by motorists faster than they can reproduce.

Photo

BIR064-00121

A gray catbird (Dumetella carolinensis meridianus) at Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc., a wildlife rescue center in Tallahassee, FL.

Photo

BIR064-00120

A gray catbird (Dumetella carolinensis meridianus) at Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc., a wildlife rescue center in Tallahassee, FL.

Photo

FIS027-00498

Common snook (Centropomus undecimalis) at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.

Photo

INS002-00258

Wild caught palmetto weevil (Rhynchophorus cruentatus) at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm.

Photo

ANI051-00162

An endangered Matschie’s tree-kangaroo with her joey (Dendrolagus matschiei) at Zoo Miami.

Photo

ANI051-00161

An endangered Matschie’s tree-kangaroo with her joey (Dendrolagus matschiei) at Zoo Miami.

Photo

ANI041-00268

Southern oyster drill (Stramonita haemastoma) at the Dallas Children’s Aquarium.

Photo

INV002-00264

A fireback crayfish (Cambarus pyronotus) from the wild.
Though this species is not listed, the American Fisheries Society considers it endangered due to its restricted range.

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