Saturday, November 21, 2015
A Flight of Birds: Photo Ark Gallery — National Geographic Animals
For many of Earth’s creatures, time is running out. Half of the world’s plant and animal species are projected to go extinct by 2100.
Photo Ark is a multiyear National Geographic project with a simple goal—to create portraits of the world’s captive species before they disappear, and to inspire people everywhere to care.
Currently the Photo Ark collection includes more than 5,000 species—but photographer Joel Sartore isn't done. His goal is to document the world's 12,000 captive species with the studio lighting and black and white backgrounds that give the collection its iconic look. The hope? To inspire millions around the world with the message that it's not too late to save some of the planet's most endangered species.