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Gautam Shah: Saving wildlife from behind the computer screen

Joel Sartore: Using the power of photography to inspire conservation

Charlie Hamilton James: Directing a lens on the wild

Paula Kahumbu: Defending rights for elephants, globally

Jane Goodall: Championing animal conservation for six decades

Rae Wynn-Grant: Finding harmony for humans and bears

Krithi Karanth: Finding the balance between human communities and nature

Rodrigo Medellín: Becoming the 'Bat Man' of Mexico

Dominique Gonçalves: Coexisting with the elephants of Mozambique

Shivani Bhalla: For the lions, for Kenya

Brian Skerry: Revealing the 'Secrets of the Whales'

Gautam Shah: Saving wildlife from behind the computer screen

Joel Sartore: Using the power of photography to inspire conservation

Charlie Hamilton James: Directing a lens on the wild

Paula Kahumbu: Defending rights for elephants, globally

Jane Goodall: Championing animal conservation for six decades

Rae Wynn-Grant: Finding harmony for humans and bears

Krithi Karanth: Finding the balance between human communities and nature

Rodrigo Medellín: Becoming the 'Bat Man' of Mexico

Dominique Gonçalves: Coexisting with the elephants of Mozambique

Shivani Bhalla: For the lions, for Kenya

Brian Skerry: Revealing the 'Secrets of the Whales'

Gautam Shah: Saving wildlife from behind the computer screen

Joel Sartore: Using the power of photography to inspire conservation

Charlie Hamilton James: Directing a lens on the wild

Paula Kahumbu: Defending rights for elephants, globally

Jane Goodall: Championing animal conservation for six decades

Rae Wynn-Grant: Finding harmony for humans and bears

Krithi Karanth: Finding the balance between human communities and nature

Rodrigo Medellín: Becoming the 'Bat Man' of Mexico

Dominique Gonçalves: Coexisting with the elephants of Mozambique

Shivani Bhalla: For the lions, for Kenya

Brian Skerry: Revealing the 'Secrets of the Whales'

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Photo Ark uses the power of photography to inspire people to help save species at risk before it’s too late. Founder and National Geographic Fellow and photographer Joel Sartore has taken portraits of 11,000 species—and counting—in his quest to document our world’s astonishing diversity.
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