Photo by Grahm S. Jones.Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Ohio After a photo shoot at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, a clouded leopard cub climbs on Sartore’s head. The leopards, which live in Asian tropical forests, are illegally hunted for their spotted pelts.

About Joel Sartore

Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic fellow and regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. His hallmarks are a sense of humor and a midwestern work ethic.

Sartore started the Photo Ark some 11 years ago in his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska. Since then he’s visited 40 countries in his quest to create this photo archive of global biodiversity. Sartore has produced several books including RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species, Photographing Your Family, and two new National Geographic Photo Ark books: “The Photo Ark” and “Animal Ark.”

National Geographic Photo Ark fans are also invited to join the conversation on social media with #SaveTogether and learn more about how to get involved with the project at NatGeoPhotoArk.org.

In addition to the work he has done for “National Geographic,” Sartore has contributed to Audubon magazine, “Life,” “The New York Times,” “Sports Illustrated” and numerous book projects. Sartore and his work have been the subjects of several national broadcasts, including “National Geographic’s Explorer,” “NBC Nightly News,” NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” “Fresh Air with Terry Gross” and the PBS documentary series, “Rare: Portraits of the Photo Ark.” He is also a regular contributor on the “CBS Sunday Morning Show.”

Sartore graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in journalism. He currently lives in Nebraska with his wife and children.

Explore 19th-century naturalism through a 21st-century lens with your guide Joel Sartore, as JCSM celebrates the exhibition and publication, “Audubon’s Last Wilderness Journey: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America” with this special guest.

Drawing inspiration from John James Audubon, this acclaimed National Geographic Photographer and Fellow is on a mission with the Photo Ark: to capture images of the world’s species before they disappear. Make tracks to get your tickets today. Black-tie optional (Faux animal prints welcome).

Seating is extremely limited. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event.

For assistance with other forms of payment, contact Robbin Birmingham at 334-844-3085 or Birmirc@auburn.edu.

Pictured Right: © Photo by Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark. Photo by Grahm S. Jones, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Ohio After a photo shoot at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, a clouded leopard cub climbs on Sartore’s head. The leopards, which live in Asian tropical forests, are illegally hunted for their spotted pelts.

Photo by Grahm S. Jones.Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Ohio After a photo shoot at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, a clouded leopard cub climbs on Sartore’s head. The leopards, which live in Asian tropical forests, are illegally hunted for their spotted pelts.
© Photo by Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark. A federally endangered Florida panther,

© Photo by Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark. A federally endangered Florida panther, Puma concolor coryi, at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. For more go to NatGeoPhotoArk.org.

© Photo by Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark Two Golden snub-nosed monkeys, Rhinopithecus roxellana, at Ocean Park Hong Kong.

Two Golden snub-nosed monkeys, Rhinopithecus roxellana, at Ocean Park Hong Kong.© Photo by Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark. 

© Photo by Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark A pygmy slow loris, Nycticebus pygmaeus, at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

© Photo by Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark. A pygmy slow loris, Nycticebus pygmaeus, at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

Please note that this is not a gift to the Auburn University Foundation or the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art.

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