Joel Sartore is a professional photographer and a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. His assignments have taken him to some of the world's most beautiful and challenging environments. Recently, Joel was named a National Geographic Fellow for his work on The Photo Ark, a multi-year project documenting the world's biodiversity. In addition to his work for National Geographic, he has contributed to a variety of widely read publications, including Time, Life, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated. A noted author and worldwide lecturer on photography, Joel has written several books that highlight his craft and work, including RARE: Portraits of America's Endangered Species.