> Skip to content
About the book
  • Published: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9781426220593
  • Imprint: National Geographic
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $75.00

National Geographic The Photo Ark Vanishing

The World's Most Vulnerable Animals


Formats & editions


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 comitted 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.

  • Pub date: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9781426220593
  • Imprint: National Geographic
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $75.00

About the Author

Joel Sartore

Joel Sartore is an acclaimed nature photographer and his 20 years in the field include 14 with the National Geographic Society. His assignments have taken him everywhere from the Amazon rain forests to Alaska to Yellowstone Park.

Also by Joel Sartore

See all

Related titles