Photo: A male tiger swallowtail butterfly, Papilio glaucas.

We’re All Surrounded By Survivors

Look around you. The world is full of cancer survivors, and there are more all the time. Kathy Sartore was first diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago. She had a recurrence this year, but thanks to early detection, her prognosis is excellent. In August, Cole Sartore, Joel and Kathy’s 18-year-old son, was diagnosed with…

About the Photo Ark

It started simply enough with endangered amphibians. I read an essay on amphibian decline and knew I needed to do something to show these species to the world before they were gone forever.     How to Help  Some support for the project is being provided by National Geographic. The zoos and rescue facilities I’ve worked…

Lion Photo on Cover of 50 Best Pictures

Joel’s photo of a tree-climbing lion in Africa’s Albertine Rift is featured on the cover of NG’s 50 Greatest Pictures special issue. The Ishasha region of Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to some very unusual lions.  Unlike most other members of the species, these lions climb trees to nap during the day, waking up…

Two Photos Highly Commended in Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition

Two of Joel’s images were selected as Highly Commended in the 2011 Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. Photos and the story behind them are below.  Both images are available as a signed print through this site– just click on the image’s title to learn more.     Storm Painting “It was one of…

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