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Celebrated National Geographic photojournalist Joel Sartore continues his Photo Ark quest, photographing species around the world that are escaping extinction thanks to human efforts.

Joel Sartore''s quest to photograph all the animal species under human care celebrates its 15th year with this glorious and heartwrenching collection of photographs. The animals featured in these pages are either destined for extinction or already extinct in the wild but still alive today, thanks to dedication of a heroic group committed to their continued survival. From the majestic Sumatran rhinoceros to the tiny Salt Creek tiger beetle, Sartore''s photographs bring us eye to eye with the kaleidoscopic diversity of shapes, colors, personalities, and attitudes of the animal world.

In these vivid pages, Sartore singles out the species most likely to disappear in the next decades, as well as some that have already been lost. Alongside these indelible images are the words of scientists and conservationists who are working to protect and restore populations of endangered species. With Sartore''s distinctive portrait photography, he invites us to look closer--and to care more.

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“I can never unsee these faces, and I believe I am a better person because of it. Thank you, Joel Sartore, for using your passion and talent to give these animals a voice.” –Amy’s Booket List
 
“There are nearly 300 portraits in this book. They are gorgeous. They will break your heart. But this book is SO IMPORTANT.” –Bookapotamus
 
“Any lover of nature or ardent conservationist would adore this book, its photos, and its message.” –JulzReads
 
“This book is both beautiful and heart rending. All of the animals in it are either already extinct in the wild or heading towards extinction. Just think about that. The man taking all of these magnificent pictures wants to at least make a record of each one’s existence before it falls from the earth.” –Broken Teepee
 
“It’s a very sad thing, to read through this book, and see all the critters on the Endangered list, and on the Extinction lists.” –The Pages In-Between
 
“I''m going to tell you that the photos in this book are absolutely stunning and you will find yourself compulsively turning the pages.” –Stranded in Chaos 
 
“Joel Sartore has captured the soul of each animal on a simple black or white background, forcing the reader to look into the eyes of many of the animals that our actions are helping to decimate.” –Stephanie’s Book Reviews
 

About the Author

JOEL SARTORE is a photographer, author, and 30-year contributor to National Geographic magazine, named 2018 National Geographic Explorer of the Year. Through his National Geographic Photo Ark project, he plans to photograph every species of animal under human care, an estimated 12,000. (As of Nov 2018, he has photographed nearly 9,000.) A three-part PBS/Nova special, "Rare," featured his project in 2017. His "Fundamentals of Photography" is the best-selling offering of all The Great Courses, and he is a frequent guest on CBS Sunday Morning.

ELIZABETH KOLBERT (foreword) is a staff writer for The New Yorker. Her most recent book, The Sixth Extinction, received the Pulitzer Price for general nonfiction in 2015. She is also the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change. A two-time National Magazine Award winner, Kolbert is a visiting fellow at the Center for Environmental Studies at Williams College.

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Victoria Patrick
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Absolutely fabulous and heartbreaking
Reviewed in the United States on September 13, 2019
Joel Sartore is absolutely the best, letting us look every creature in the eye and reminding us what we stand to lose with species extinction. I’m adding his new book to my Photo Ark collection and going to the zoo to take a closer, more appreciative look at the animals.
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Beautiful book and a Good Cause!
Reviewed in the United States on January 23, 2021
Beautiful book in BEAUTIFUL condition. My son is graduating this December from Earlham College where he has majored in Biology and Art. I gave him this book for Christmas, and he was ECSTATIC. He said they had a copy of it in the Photo Lab at school, and he had borrowed... See more
Beautiful book in BEAUTIFUL condition. My son is graduating this December from Earlham College where he has majored in Biology and Art. I gave him this book for Christmas, and he was ECSTATIC. He said they had a copy of it in the Photo Lab at school, and he had borrowed it for a while, and that it had been hard to return it when he left campus. If you like animals, like photography, are education-oriented, or just like beautiful books... this checks all of those boxes. Plus, all proceeds from the sales of these books go directly to National Geographic''s Photo Ark initiative, which supports conservation and habitat restoration work around the globe.

Highly recommend!
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John W.
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Every family should have this
Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2020
Saw in 60-minutes that the author travels around the world to take pictures of these animals, many of them are rare and endangered. Really good quality portraits for these animals, hence the title Photo Ark. It''s worth keeping a hard copy to remind us how beautiful the... See more
Saw in 60-minutes that the author travels around the world to take pictures of these animals, many of them are rare and endangered. Really good quality portraits for these animals, hence the title Photo Ark. It''s worth keeping a hard copy to remind us how beautiful the world is.
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Magnificent Photography.
Reviewed in the United States on September 17, 2019
This is one you really do want to keep on the coffee table. Everyone reaches for it. Good gift book.
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M & M
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Such a powerful book.
Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2019
This was a very heartbreaking book to read but I believe it is such a powerful book to show how many animals are vulnerable and I wish everyone had this book. If you don''t have it, please get it.
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SusanByShore
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Perfectly, magnificent coffee table book makes the best gift for every occasion.
Reviewed in the United States on May 23, 2020
I''ve been following the incredible photography of Joel Sartore & his amazing National Geographic Photo Ark Project for years. I''m disturbed by the increasing number of animal species that are vanishing in just my lifetime. Many of these endangered creatures won''t be around... See more
I''ve been following the incredible photography of Joel Sartore & his amazing National Geographic Photo Ark Project for years. I''m disturbed by the increasing number of animal species that are vanishing in just my lifetime. Many of these endangered creatures won''t be around for the next generation. I support his project & this book is stunningly gorgeous. Capturing the photos as he''s done aren''t easy. I''ve gotten several of these books; one for myself & the others as gifts. The recipients all love & treasure this book & its phenomenal photos as much as I. I''ll be ordering more in the future! You won''t be disappointed as it''s perfect for everyone!
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Ronald Farrell
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FANTASTIC
Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2020
THE PHOTOGRAPHY IS BREATH TAKING. IT''S LIKE SEEING OTHER CREATURES THAT HAVE A LIFE ON PLANET EARTH OF WHOM YOU MAY NEVER SEE AGAIN OR YOUR FUTURE GENERATIONS WILL NEVER SEE AGAIN UNTIL ALL THIS MADNESS IS RESOLVED OF DESTROYING THEIR WORLD AND HABITAT. THESE PHOTOS ARE... See more
THE PHOTOGRAPHY IS BREATH TAKING. IT''S LIKE SEEING OTHER CREATURES THAT HAVE A LIFE ON PLANET EARTH OF WHOM YOU MAY NEVER SEE AGAIN OR YOUR FUTURE GENERATIONS WILL NEVER SEE AGAIN UNTIL ALL THIS MADNESS IS RESOLVED OF DESTROYING THEIR WORLD AND HABITAT. THESE PHOTOS ARE ONLY A FRACTION OF WHATS OUT THERE AND IT CAN ALL BE GONE IN ONLY A MATTER OF YEARS OR DECADES. WHICH BRINGS ME TO MANKIND WHO ALSO WILL HAVE THE SAME FATE AT THE PRESENT RATE WE ARE DESTROYING THE EARTH. SO WAKE UP HUMANS YOUR NOT FAR BEHIND THESE CREATURES.
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Sam Garcia Jr
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A MUST have for the nature lover!
Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2020
What else can I say? The photographer is legendary. The images are amazing. Perfect coffee table book. Not cluttered with too much writing. Gives just enough information to inspire further research. This book inspires my creativity as a wildlife artist.
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Mark V.
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The best guide to endangered animals ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 11, 2021
This is an incredible book, big too at 26 x 26 x3 cms and pretty weighty at 1.9 kilos but it will be the best animal book you will ever own, covering as it does over 300 of the world’s most vulnerable animals in full glorious colour with information about it, its habitat,...See more
This is an incredible book, big too at 26 x 26 x3 cms and pretty weighty at 1.9 kilos but it will be the best animal book you will ever own, covering as it does over 300 of the world’s most vulnerable animals in full glorious colour with information about it, its habitat, where the picture was taken (in the wild or in captivity with appropriate web sites). The IUCN classification for each of the animals in this book is shown and in several cases the number known to be still living is also given, these titles are Extinct (EX), Extinct in the Wild (EW), Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN), Vulnerable (VU), Near Threatened (NT), Least Concern (LC), Data Deficient (DD) and Not Evaluated (NE). On page 40 and across 41 The South China tiger, Panthera tigris amoyensis (CR, possibly EW) appears and this is what the book says ‘ In the early 1950’s there were more than 4000 South China tigers in the wild, They were seen as a pest and hunted to the brink of extinction until the Chinese government put protections for the species in place in the 1970s. It’s estimated that fewer than 100 of these tigers exist today.’ The title ‘The Photo Ark Vanishing’ takes its name from Joel Sartore’s National Geographic Book “The Photo Ark” a project Joel Sartore began 15 years ago, to photograph each of the world’s animal species under human care - a number he estimates to be more than 12,000. The Photo Ark already contains images of more than 10,000 species, some common and some so rare that Sartore has depicted the last of its kind. For more information visit : natgeophotoark.org
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A book to keep for the future.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 3, 2019
Like all of the National Geographic books, this is thought provoking and makes you wonder just when will mankind start to think about the rest of the world and start to reverse the problems we are making. It is a great book and unfortunately, people in years to come may...See more
Like all of the National Geographic books, this is thought provoking and makes you wonder just when will mankind start to think about the rest of the world and start to reverse the problems we are making. It is a great book and unfortunately, people in years to come may only have books to see what life was once like.
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Sam Silverstone
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Spill on Dust Cover. Book has stunning content
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 29, 2021
Beautiful Book, Outstanding photography and aptly titled ''The Photo Ark.'' Its a treasure trove of detail and information, I am assembling a Library of ''Universe, Animals, and Vanishing Planet'' for my children. Fast delivery but, big sticky spill across Dust cover despite...See more
Beautiful Book, Outstanding photography and aptly titled ''The Photo Ark.'' Its a treasure trove of detail and information, I am assembling a Library of ''Universe, Animals, and Vanishing Planet'' for my children. Fast delivery but, big sticky spill across Dust cover despite bought New!
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Intense, and beautiful, photographs
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 17, 2019
Joel Sartore is a genius with his camera. The animals he photographs look almost as though they''re emerging from the page for maximum engagement with the reader; the detail is crisp and informative. He''s photoshopped the background to plain black or white aiming to achieve...See more
Joel Sartore is a genius with his camera. The animals he photographs look almost as though they''re emerging from the page for maximum engagement with the reader; the detail is crisp and informative. He''s photoshopped the background to plain black or white aiming to achieve just this and succeeded. A lovely, lovely book 😊
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Stunning photos
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 7, 2020
Wow what a stunning book its like looking at these animals face to face the photos are so life like briiant so glad I bought this
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Saving the Disappearing

We live in an extraordinary time. By recognizing this, we can begin to imagine creating a different one—one that preserves, as much as is still possible, the wonderful diversity of life

The World's Most Vulnerable Animals

Newest Member of the Photo Ark Family

Celebrated National Geographic photojournalist Joel Sartore continues his Photo Ark quest, photographing species around the world that are escaping extinction thanks to human efforts. The animals featured in these pages are either destined for extinction or already extinct but still alive today. From the majestic Sumatran rhinoceros to the tiny Salt Creek tiger beetle, Sartore's photographs bring us eye to eye with the diversity of shapes, personalities, and attitudes of the animal world.

Disappearing

In this chapter we meet animals who are disappearing before our eyes. As dire as their situations may be, what these creatures tell us—if we listen—is that their stories mustn’t end here. Disappearing need not be the same as being gone.

Disappearing


Red Wolf

After being declared extinct in the wild by 1980, red wolves had a modestly successful reintroduction in North Carolina, peaking at more than 150 wild wolves by the early 2000s. After pushback from landowners, the wild population was reduced to around 40, while more than 200 wolves live in captive-breeding facilities.


Grey-shanked douc langur

In 2014, a team of scientists discovered a new, large population of grey-shanked doucs in Vietnam’s Quang Nam province. Estimated at about 180 animals, it’s only the second population known to have more than 100 doucs living together.


Visayan warty pig

When threatened, Visayan warty pigs will raise the hairy mane of bristles on their back to seem larger, forming an impressive mohawk.

Fading

Many of the animals we meet in this chapter are not famous. But it shouldn’t matter. They tell us stories of resilience.

The imprints these animals leave on our planet may have grown faint, but they’re still here. There’s still time to make those marks brighter, stronger, clearer.

Fading


Bluemask darter

These colorful fish can be found in the sand- and gravel-strewn beds of small creeks and tributaries of Tennessee’s Cumberland River. Deteriorating water quality due to pesticide and mining runoff means their relatively small habitat is growing even smaller.


Arboreal alligator lizard

Dwelling in the bromeliad flowers of cloud forests, this Mexican lizard is protected in its home country but has been threatened by the international pet trade, leading to overharvesting.


Miyako grass lizard

This small lizard is found in about 200 square kilometers of the Miyako Islands of Japan. The introduction of weasels and peacocks to these islands has created a new predator for the Miyako grass lizard.

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