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National Geographic the Photo Ark: One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals (Hardcover)

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By Joel Sartore, Harrison Ford (Foreword by), Douglas H. Chadwick (Introduction by)
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Joel Sartore’s life mission is to bear witness to every animal on the planet, particularly those among the last of their species, by capturing their magnificence while they’re still here. He has now taken gorgeous studio-style portraits of more than 6,000 animals, illuminating their beauty, uniqueness, and worth. My only hope is that this book does not become a visual elegy for what we’ve lost, but stands as a stunning call to action now.

— Melinda

My favorite part of this book is the layout: a bamboo-eating panda paired with a ribboned seadragon, leafy green—bits mimicking each other. Or the asymmetrical mirroring of corals and wasps, Asian elephants and an elephant shrew. Sartore beautifully balances each animal’s individuality while showing how interwoven we all are on this planet.

— Rachel

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The lush and unique photography in this book represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals--especially those that are endangered. His powerful message, conveyed with humor, compassion, and art: to know these animals is to save them.

Sartore is circling the globe, visiting zoos and wildlife rescue centers to create studio portraits of 12,000 species, with an emphasis on those facing extinction. Wiht a goal of photographing every animal in captivizty in the world, he has photographed more than 6,000 already and now, thanks to a multi-year partnership with National Geographic, he may reach his goal. This book showcases his animal portraits: from tiny to mammoth, from the Florida grasshopper sparrow to the greater one-horned rhinoceros. Paired with the eloquent prose of veteran wildlife writer Douglas Chadwick, and an inspiring foreword from Harrison Ford, this book presents a thought-provoking argument for saving all the species of our planet.

About the Author


JOEL SARTORE is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, and a 25-year contributor to National Geographic magazine as well as Audubon, Geo, Time, Life, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated. He has written several books including National Geographic's Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species, Photographing Your Family, and Let's Be Reasonable, a collection of essays from the CBS Sunday Morning show. Sartore and his work have been the subjects of several national broadcasts, including the National Geographic Channel's Explorer, the NBC Nightly News, NPR's Weekend Edition, and an hour-long PBS documentary, At Close Range. He is also a contributor on the CBS Sunday Morning Show with Charles Osgood. HARRISON FORD is an American actor and film producer. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars epic space opera trilogy and the title character of the Indiana Jones film series. DOUGLAS CHADWICK has reported on wildlife around the world, from right whales in the subantarctic to snow leopards in the Himalayas, producing close to 50 articles for National Geographic magazine. He has written 13 books about wildlife and conservation, including several focused on the Rocky Mountains.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781426217777
ISBN-10: 1426217773
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication Date: March 7th, 2017
Pages: 400
Language: English

 

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