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This Photographer Is Working To Document Species Before They Go Extinct

BuzzFeedNews – “Each species that we photograph is precious, irreplaceable, and in my mind, has a basic right to exist.” “Joel Sartore, a photographer based in Lincoln, Nebraska, has worked with National Geographic for over 30 years, and has led the Photo Ark for the past 15. The mission of the Photo Ark is to document the 15,000 species that are in captivity, many of which are on the edge of extinction. Sartore recently photographed his 10,000th species, a small cat known as a güiña that is native to Chile. We spoke with Sartore about this project, and the state of conservation, in an interview that is edited and condensed for clarity…”

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