Wildlife photographer to share tales

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November 10, 2017 - 12:00 AM

As one of the world’s foremost wildlife photographers, Joel Sartore has some stories to tell.
He’ll share details Tuesday about his decade-long effort to create a photo archive of more than 12,000 species of birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries through the National Geographic Photo Ark.
“Joel Sartore’s Photo Ark” will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium of the Bowlus Fine Arts Center.
The show is offered free of charge.
Sartore, who is roughly halfway through his project, is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist and National Geographic fellow, as well as a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine.
He started the Photo Ark more than 11 years ago in his hometown of Lincoln, Neb., and has visited 40 countries in his quest to create the photo archive.
He hopes to use the Photo Ark as a tool to teach people of all ages about the planet’s biodiversity, and how if one species goes extinct, the ramifications for the others.
 Tuesday’s show is supported by the Sleeper Family Trust.

 

PHOTO: After a photo shoot at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, a clouded leopard cub climbs on Joel Sartore’s head. The leopards, which live in Asian tropical forests, are illegally hunted for their spotted pelts. COLUMBUS ZOO AND AQUARIUM/GRAHM S. JONES/COPYRIGHT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTO ARK

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