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National Geographic the Photo Ark : One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals
by Joel Sartore and Harrison Ford and Douglas H. Chadwick


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781426217777
  • ISBN-10: 1426217773
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publish Date: March 2017
  • Page Count: 400
  • Dimensions: 10 x 10.1 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.35 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Nature > Endangered Species
Books > Photography > Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals
Books > Science > Life Sciences - Biological Diversity

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2017-01-16
  • Reviewer: Staff

Featuring two-headed turtles, golden langurs glaring into the camera, and eye-catching grasshoppers, this lively collection of color photos of creatures large and small will enthrall even the most casual viewer. Photos of seemingly unrelated species are frequently juxtaposed: pairing the echidna and the platypus, or the Mexican hairy dwarf porcupine and the zebra, creates a striking effect that also shows the connectivity of nature. The portraits are shot with black-and-white backgrounds so that even images of familiar animals demand attention. Included among the gazelles, panthers, and slugs are descriptions and snapshots of the photographing process. The selection is part of a project led by conservationist and National Geographic photographer Satore, who has devoted 25 years to capturing the images of every species held in captivity in order to preserve their images and encourage activism. Satore more than succeeds in his goal to provide people with an opportunity to become aware of these animals, many endangered, before they disappear. Color photos. (Mar.)

 
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