National Geographic LiveClose Encounters:Grizzlies, Piranhas and Man-Eating Pigs“It is folly to think that we can destroy one species and ecosystem after another and not affect humanity. When we save species, we’re actually saving ourselves.” – Joel SartoreFind out what being a National Geographic photographer is really like – from being chased by angry and hungry animals to dancing with rattlesnakes to surviving multiple traffic accidents in far-flung places, Joel Sartore has repeatedly put himself at risk to get the story. He’s suffered infection by a flesh-eating parasite, and recently experienced a Marburg virus scare (bat guano!) that caused the CDC to airlift him from his assignment. Why subject yourself to this? Simply put, to document endangered species and incredible landscapes that show a world well worth saving. Sartore’s recent assignments have taken him to zoos around the world to photograph the planet’s entire spectrum of endangered species for his ongoing Photo Ark project. Books will be available for purchase and signing
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