Las Vegas, Nevada: Shark Reef Aquarium and National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore have come together to host the National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition at Mandalay Bay. This joint effort will help visitors to understand the importance of protecting the world’s wildlife and their habitats. The photo exhibition runs through September 6.
All guests visiting Shark Reef can view this exhibition. Some animals featured in the photos include a Malayan Tiger, Okapi, Woodland Caribou, Tapir and Javan Rhinoceros Hornbill.
The archive of National Geographic Photo Ark currently features the portraits of an estimated 12,000 species of birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. It took years of hard work by Sartore who has visited 40 countries to document every species in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries.
The subjects in each of Sartore’s photos are treated with the same respect and admiration, no matter their size, to create a captivating image that visually connects with the viewer. “It’s the eye contact that moves people,” said Sartore. “It engages their feelings and a desire to help.”
A documentary series on Sartore’s work, RARE – Creatures of the Photo Ark, will premiere on PBS in July. Learn more at NatGeoPhotoArk.org and join the conversation on social media with #SaveTogether.
Image courtesy: Photo by Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark
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