Drawing new attention to vulnerable animals through photography

Joel Sartore takes simple, intimate photographs of vulnerable animals in a studio. He hopes the images will give people a new perspective on what we could lose if the animals go extinct. He’s shot more than 8000 portraits as part of his Photo Ark.


Madeleine Brand

Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir

A critically endangered Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sondaica) at the Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois. Photo by Joel Sartore/ National Geographic Photo Ark.