I’m Joel Sartore and I’m a National Geographic photographer and founder of the Photo Ark — AMA!
EDIT: Everyone, I've got to go now, but I greatly appreciate your questions, and for caring about saving our planet. Please tell everyone you know that you care about the environment, and explain why they should too. Just thinking selfishly, we must have pollinating insects to bring us fruits and vegetables, and intact rainforests to help regulate rainfall in the areas where we grow crops. We need to cut back on our carbon outputs, from eating less meat/no meat to reducing fossil fuel use to keep our climate stable. We truly must have a healthy, intact planet not just for other animals to survive, but to keep humanity going as well. Stay hopeful, never give up, and thank you. Joel Sartore Founder, National Geographic Photo Ark
Hi my name is Joel Sartore. I’m a National Geographic photographer and Fellow. I'm also the founder of the National Geographic Photo Ark, the world’s largest collection of animal studio portraits. My goal is simple: to get the public to care and save species from extinction. Since the project's start in 2006, I've photographed more than 9,500 species in the world's zoos and wildlife sanctuaries for the Photo Ark and I expect it will take me another 15 years or so to complete the project. I'm looking forward to answering your questions in honor of this year's Earth Day theme of Protect our Species. Ask away!
- About the Photo Ark: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/photo-ark/
- Explore the Photo Ark: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/photo-ark/explore/
- Help save species: https://donate.nationalgeographic.org/photo-ark