Endangered Animal Photographer Joel Sartore's Biodiveristy Project
January 24, 2012 11:58 AM   Subscribe

Stunning portraits of endangered zoo animals by National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore. Part of The Biodiversity Project. Previously. (via)
posted by roaring beast (17 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
There's a great PBS documentary about Joel Sartore, At Close Range, that streams on Netflix. If you've ever wanted to know what the life of a pro photographer working for National Geographic is like then it's worth watching.
posted by euphorb at 12:12 PM on January 24, 2012


That Spectacled Owl is ecstatic, really, to be a part of this project.
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 12:22 PM on January 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


The one gives an entire new inflection to "O RLY?"
posted by Navelgazer at 12:22 PM on January 24, 2012


You see folks, this, this is why we don't allow image posts around here. Do you know how quickly these things would be shopped?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 12:23 PM on January 24, 2012


I've seen quite a few of these animals in real life. I consider myself lucky.
posted by FirstMateKate at 12:26 PM on January 24, 2012


These are wonderful (and also sad).
posted by Lutoslawski at 12:30 PM on January 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Amazing photos.
posted by Dasein at 12:37 PM on January 24, 2012


These are great, thought I must point out that many of the animals on that link, e.g. Painted Bunting and California Quail, are in no way endangered.
posted by mcstayinskool at 12:49 PM on January 24, 2012


They're not all endangered. Coyotes certainly aren't, nor opossums, nor bald eagles.

So it's not entirely sad.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:17 PM on January 24, 2012


A satanic leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus phantasticus)

Heh.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:27 PM on January 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Beautiful!
posted by ellieBOA at 1:52 PM on January 24, 2012


These pics are great. But every pic I look at, my mind adds snarky lolcat captions.

The internet has ruined everything for me.
posted by I am the Walrus at 2:30 PM on January 24, 2012


These pics are great. But every pic I look at, my mind adds snarky lolcat captions.

The internet has ruined everything for me.


I actually like that aspect of these, and I think it speaks to the quality of the photographs. So many of them seem to have a personality of some sort, as opposed to just pictures of random animals.
posted by calamari kid at 3:20 PM on January 24, 2012


Wow, these are all kind of impossibly beautiful. And there's a lot of personality in them too. But the Bongo, African elephant, and Sumatran rhino really got me.

Plus I mean come on the musk ox just looks like a giant stuffed animal. I wonder how much salon time these animals got pre-shoot?
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 3:28 PM on January 24, 2012


Note: Everyone needs a hug.
posted by homunculus at 6:24 PM on January 24, 2012


Stay still! I want to kiss your nose.
posted by Dasein at 6:27 PM on January 24, 2012


Do the stripes on these pants make my ass look fat?

Do I look like a morning person?

Why won't anybody love me?

Hey baby, hey baby, where you gion'? I got it right here.

Whoa. I should NOT have taken that last bong hit.

"Is it morning yet?" "No." "Good."

Cookie? What cookie? I haven't seen any cookie.

Freeze me up good or I'll make you regret this, doc.
posted by Dasein at 6:36 PM on January 24, 2012


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