Joel Sartore is an award-winning photographer, speaker, author, conservationist, and the 2018 National Geographic Explorer of the Year. A regular contributor to publications such as National Geographic, Audubon, Geo, The New York Times, and Smithsonian, he specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes around the world. His ongoing documentary project Photo Ark was the subject of the television series Rare. Joel and his work have also been featured on major network news shows, as well as PBS NewsHour and NPR’s Fresh Air. He has authored numerous books including Photo Ark: A World Worth Saving, The Photo Ark Vanishing: The World’s Most Vulnerable Animals, Birds of the Photo Ark, and Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species.