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The Biodiversity Project from Joel Sartore- 01.30.12


A Linne’s two-toed sloth (Choloepus didactylus) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is on a mission to capture our incredible biodiversity before it disappears. Using zoo animals to create stunning portraits of amazing creatures. The project began with amphibians (and the gallery includes some real gems), but now includes all sorts of creatures, totaling over 1,800 already. Find out more about the ambitious and stunningly beautiful The Biodiversity Project and see a selection of photos from the project on the next page.


Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo (Lophochroa leadbeateri) also known as Leadbeater’s cockatoo or pink cockatoo, at Parrots in Paradise, Queensland.


A giant snake-necked (Chelodina expansa) at the Tennessee Aquarium.


An opossum (Didelphis virginiana) with babies from Nebraska Wildlife Rehab.


A giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) at the Sunset Zoo.


A satanic leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus phantasticus) at the Houston Zoo.


Pronghorn antelope (Antilocapra americana) at the Great Plains Zoo.


A venomous eyelash viper (Bothriechiss schlegeli) at Reptile Gardens.


Patagonian Cavy or ‘Mara’ (Dolichotis patagonum) at the Houston Zoo.


A porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) at the Great Plains Zoo.


Little red flying fox (Pteropus scapulatus) from the Australia Bat Clinic.


A Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni) at the Omaha Zoo.

You can follow progress on the project on the National Geographic blog. Here is a video about the project from National Geographic.

You can also purchase prints from the collection as well as a book of stunning portraits of American endganered species, Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species.

rarecover.jpg ©National Geographic

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What truly wonderful photos. Such beauty that surrounds us but mostly
we wouldn’t have the chance to see all these amazing creatures.
Thank you for give us this opportunity.
regards, Lynda

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