The Biodiversity Project

National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore has a mission: to shoot with a camera Earth’s endangered species in a studio setting, so that human viewers are forced to confront exactly who’s going extinct face-to-face. More than 1,800 species have been photographed to date, with more to come.

You can see many more of Joel’s photos at the Biodiversity Project, where you can purchase affordable prints of these photos.