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Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) Image credit: Joel Sartore / National Geographic
Joel Sartore and The Biodiversity Project: For many of Earth’s creatures, time is running out
Photographer Joel Sartore describes his Biodiversity Project: "For many of Earth’s creatures, time is running out. Half of the world’s plant and animal species will soon be threatened with extinction. The goal of the Biodiversity Project is simple: to show what’s at stake, and to get people to care, while there’s still time to save them. More than 1,800 species have been photographed to date, with more to come." Further, he states, "It's folly to think that we can doom everything to extinction, and we'll be just fine," he said. "When we're saving biodiversity, we're saving ourselves."
New View of Endangered Species A new project by National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is illustrating why all creatures have a right to exist. NBC’s Anne Thompson reports.
Endangered Animals Say 'Cheese' for Nature Photographer For most portrait photographers, odds that their subjects will defecate in front of them, rip their backdrops or charge at the camera tend to be low. But that's just a day's work for Joel Sartore, a freelance photographer who often works for National Geographic. He has been working his way through zoos and rescue organizations across the country as part of a personal mission to photograph all of the roughly 6,000 captive species in the United States before they disappear.
Coquerel’s Sifaka (Propithecus coquereli) Image credit: Joel Sartore / National Geographic
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