Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Photographer Hopes to Save Animals by Taking Pictures of Them

Fennec foxes at the St. Louis Zoo in Missouri. The smallest foxes in the world have enormous ears to cool them down as they traverse sand dunes in the Sahara, where they are common. Their cuteness makes them attractive to the wild-pet trade. (© Photo by Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark)

by Deborah Block
Like Noah in the Bible, American photographer Joel Sartore is collecting animals to save them, but instead of placing them in an ark, he’s taking their pictures. The goal of his Photo Ark project, which is supported by the National Geographic Society, is to photograph some 12,000 animals that are vanishing because of hunting, habitat loss and climate change. Sartore started the project in 1995, and 11 years later, he has passed the half-way point in capturing images of his subjects...Read more, photos:

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