Joel Sartore: Photographing 12,000 Animals

On this short National Geographic video, photographer Joel Sartore who specializes in documenting endangered species, gives a glimpse at his complex work which includes photographing some pretty interesting animals.

Sartore, is on a mission to create portraits of the world’s 12,000 captive species before they disappear and this video is just a quick example of this life project that he has taken upon himself to achieve.

This isn’t the first time we take a look at Sartore’s work. About two years ago we published a longer National Geographic video on Sartore called Saving the Arc where he talked about the difficulty of bringing new stories and images of animals to a world which have already seen everything.

You can find many more videos of interesting photographers and their work on LensVid’s photographers channel.   You can find more amazing videos from National Geographic on our dedicated page.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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