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Joel Sartore- Photo Ark  Founder of the Photo Ark, a 25-year project to show the world the beauty of biodiversity in all its forms, and inspire action to save species.

Four-eyed fish at the @okczoo.
These fish have eyes at the tops of their heads that are split into two separate parts so they can see both above and below the water simultaneously. They spend most of their time on the surface of the water, feeding on insects. Remarkably, this species has the ability to survive while exposed to air in the mud during low tide.
#foureyedfish #fish #foureyes #weirdanimals #underwater #natgeo #photoark

Happy Earth Day! I’m proud to be included in @natgeocreative’s Flash Sale, a portion of the profits will help fund the Photo Ark. Swipe to see a small sample of images taken by some of my very talented colleagues that are available for purchase as signed prints. Visit the link in my profile to see the full collection of prints on sale for $100. Hurry, today's the last day of the sale!

A panther chameleon at the @lincolnchildrenszoo.
Over time, chameleons’ five toes have evolved into a fused pair of two and three, leaving feet that are perfect for clutching onto the branches they live on. Their eyes move independently from one another, allowing a 360 degree view of the world around them. Chameleons are very territorial, living in isolation with the exception of mating. If two males cross paths, it’s common for them to have a standoff wherein they both change colors and make themselves appear larger by inflating their bodies. Usually, these displays end with one of the two backing down, and changing into a dark, dull color.
Chameleons change colors depending on mood, light and temperature. It’s a common misconception that chameleons can change into any color under the sun. Species are born with a certain range of colors and are unable to stray from those. Panther chameleons have been known to exhibit some of the most vibrant variations.
To see a video of this chameleon, check out @natgeo!
#pantherchameleon #reptiles #herps #chameleon #natgeo #photoark

These African white bellied tree pangolins are among the most frequently trafficked animals in the world, primarily because some cultures wrongly maintain the belief that the protective scales of these creatures (made of the same material as your fingernails) have curative properties.
This image was published in the April 2016 issue of National Geographic magazine cover story “Every Last One”. A signed print of this image is available for purchase for $100, and a significant part of the proceeds go to help us build the Photo Ark. Click the link in my bio to see the entire collection of images included in @natgeocreative’s Flash Sale!
#natgeo #photoark #pangolins #printsales

A lettuce sea slug at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab.
Lettuce sea slugs, named for their common green color and leafy appearance, can also be yellow, brown, blue, or very pale with red and yellow lines. These slugs graze on algae along the rocks in shallow, tropical reef areas. The lettuce sea slug incorporates chloroplast from the algae it eats into its own tissue and partially relies on photosynthesis for its energy. In other words, this is a solar-powered animal!
Gulf Specimen Marine Lab’s education center has been telling the true story of marine life to adults and children for years. Specializing in marine invertebrates, they believe that it’s the little things that drive Earth’s ecosystems, which in turn allow humans to survive.
In other words, when we save nature, we save ourselves.
#lettuceseaslug #slugs #invertebrates #weird #coolanimals #solarpowered #photoark #natgeo

So pleased to be a part of National Geographic Creative’s flash sale alongside many talented photographers like @randyolson, @cookjenshel, @jenniferhayesig, @melissafarlow, @jimrichardsonng, @timlaman, @johnstanmeyer, @amytoensing, @stevewinterphoto and more!
Signed prints from @natgeocreative’s photographers are on sale now! Check out the link in my bio to see the entire collection of images that can be purchased for just $100. Don’t wait, the sale ends on April 22nd, and a significant part of the proceeds go to building the Photo Ark!
#natgeo #printsale #photoark

I’m pleased to announce the National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition opens tomorrow at the Dallas Zoo!
I’ve photographed dozens of animals at the @DallasZoo, from spitting cobras to brilliant birds to Somali wild asses, pictured here. The Dallas Zoo exhibition features more than 80 images that provide visitors with the chance to come face to face with animals from the Photo Ark.
The Photo Ark zoo exhibition is also on display at the @omahazoo and will open at the @cincinnatizoo in May. Check out the exhibits to learn more about the Photo Ark, its mission, and conservation efforts by participating zoos.
#SaveTogether #PhotoArk

An American Alligator at the @KansasCityZoo.
Saved from the verge of extinction, these behemoth reptiles of the southern wetlands now thrive in increasing numbers (over 1,000,000). Restrictions on the hide trade and habitat preservation measures have kept the alligator, a survivor of some 180 to 200 million years, alive and well.
It is no exaggeration to say that saving the biodiversity of Earth is now a matter of life and death for all of us. The vibrancy of plant and animal life, from the tropical forests to the seas, is what sustains us. We must have a healthy planet to stay healthy ourselves. The good news is that we can and will save the things we care most about. This species proves just that.
To see a video of this alligator, check out @natgeo!
#alligator #americanalligator #reptiles #herps #biodiversity #wecansavethem #photoark #natgeo

A critically endangered Singapore crab at Singapore Zoo.
This crab is threatened mainly by water pollution and loss of forest cover. Acidification of the streams they live in as well as the lowering water table have contributed to the decline of this species. Thankfully, Bukit Timah Hill and the associated stream systems in Jungle Fall Valley continue to be conserved and studied in efforts to maintain the populations of many species there, including the Singapore crab. The Singapore Zoo is leading the effort with a captive breeding program to help save the species as well.
To see a video of this crab, check out @natgeo!
I’m pleased to announce that one of my images will be running with the @natgeocreative’s Flash Sale collection from now until April 22nd! A significant part of the proceeds go to building the Photo Ark! Click the link in my bio to see which Photo Ark animal made the cut and check out all of the other outstanding signed prints on sale for $100.
#singaporecrab #crab #singapore #photoark #natgeo

A beaded gecko at @cfisheries in Tennessee.
Beaded geckos can be found in dry, arid parts of Australia. Like most small lizards, their diet consists mainly of insects. Tiny, fine teeth line their jaws, however geckos will either crush their prey or simply swallow it whole as opposed to chewing it.
#gecko #beadedgecko #tongue #photoark #natgeo

A critically endangered male Eastern bongo at the @greatplainszoo.
Bongos are the largest of all African forest antelope species. They are distinguishable by their reddish coat with white stripes and long spiraled antlers. Bongos are the only spiraled-horned antelope species in which both sexes have horns. This subspecies can be found in mountainous regions of Kenya, but unfortunately their numbers are drastically declining due to increased hunting, disease, and habitat loss to illegal logging. Today, less than 140 Eastern bongos exist in the wild. .
#bongo #easternbongo #endangeredspecies #criticallyendangered #photoark #natgeo

An Asian millipede at the @stlzoo. (Swipe for more)
This millipede has several hundred tiny legs and grows up to 30 cm long. The majority of animals in existence are invertebrates like this one, meaning they have no spine. In fact, it’s estimated that 97-99% of animals on the planet are invertebrates.
To see a video of this millipede, check out @natgeo!
#asianmillipede #millipede #invertebrates #photoark #natgeo

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