Photo

American kestrel

An American kestrel (Falco sparverius) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

Photo

BIR057-00282

An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus) at the Houston Zoo.

Photo

ANI073-00063

A vulnerable Egyptian Spiny-tailed Lizard (Uromastyx aegyptia)

Photo

ANI033-00146

Photographing a male Lelwel hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus lelwel) at the San Antonio Zoo.

Photo

ONA007-00132

Zookeepers with a vulnerable, federally threatened female Steller’s eider (Polysticta stelleri) at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

Photo

ONA007-00133

Zookeepers with a vulnerable, federally threatened male Steller’s eider (Polysticta stelleri) at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

Photo

ONA007-00134

Zookeepers with a federally threatened male spectacled eider (Somateria fischeri) at the Alaska SeaLife Center. This bird has been in decline since the 1980’s, attributed most likely to climate change and lead shot in their environment.

Photo

ONA007-00137

Zookeepers with a vulnerable red-legged kittiwake (Rissa brevirostris) at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

Photo

ONA007-00126

A staff member with a red spitting cobra (Naja pallida) at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

Photo

BIR002-00139

A crowned eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus) with a keeper at the LA Zoo.

Photo

BIR002-00140

A crowned eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus) with a keeper at the LA Zoo.

Photo

ONA007-00112

Behind the scenes at the LA Zoo working with a critically endangered Santa Catalina Island rattlesnake (Crotalus catalinensis).

Photo

ONA007-00113

Behind the scenes at the LA Zoo working with a critically endangered Santa Catalina Island rattlesnake (Crotalus catalinensis).

Photo

BIR024-00121

An animal trainer works with a critically endangered Ridgeway’s hawk (Buteo ridgwayi) at Parque Zoologico Nacional in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Photo

PEO020-00230

A news piece on the Photo Ark at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

Photo

ONA007-00101

A zookeeper with lilac-breasted rollers at the Omaha Zoo.

Photo

ONA007-00102

A zookeeper holds a blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna) the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

Photo

ONA007-00103

A zookeeper prepares a blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna) for a photo shoot at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

Photo

INS007-00304

An entomologist looks over the Dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae) captive breeding area at the Minnesota Zoo. This butterfly species is in steep decline due to the lack of its natural prairie habitat.

Photo

ONA007-00098

A zookeeper with a Santa Cruz gopher snake (Pituophis catenifer pumilis) at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

Photo

BIR032-00313

Two zookeepers help a Canada goose named Beeper (Branta canadensis) have his picture taken at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.

Photo

ONA014-00002

Two zookeepers assist a photographer with a black stork (Ciconia nigra) at the Fort Wayne Zoo.

Photo

INS002-00116

A zookeeper holds two larva of the atlas beetle (Chalcosoma atlas) at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo.When grown into an adult, this type of beetle is able to lift 850 times its own body weight making it the strongest animal on earth compared to its body weight.

Photo

ANI023-00107

A three-week-old white-tailed deer fawn and zookeeper at the Gladys Porter Zoo.

Photo

ONA007-00077

A false water cobra (Hydrodynastes gigas) is photographed at the Woodland Park Zoo.

Photo

ONA007-00076

A false water cobra (Hydrodynastes gigas) is photographed at the Woodland Park Zoo.

Photo

ESA002-00287

A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered bactrian camel, Camelus bactrianus, at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

Photo

BIR021-00063

An American kestrel (Falco sparverius) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

Photo

ANI075-00159

A scorpion mud turtle (Kinosternon scorpiodes) at the Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City.

Photo

BIR024-00085

A Harris’s hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus harrisi) is held by a handler at the New York State Zoo in Watertown, NY.

Photo

ANI073-00093

A vulnerable Egyptian spiny-tailed Lizard (Uromastyx aegyptia) at the Buffalo Zoo.

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