RARE: Behind The Scenes

In two decades on assignment for National Geographic Joel has learned that the only thing you can count on is a little chaos.

Watch Joel as he photographs everything from armadillos to bald eagles — it’s all part of his quest to document Earth’s vanishing biodiversity before it’s too late.

Joel’s latest book, Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species takes a look at species in trouble in America as well as some that have come back from the brink. Get the book: signed copies of the Rare are available through this website.

Want to see more? Joel made a short video about the animals themselves.

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