Melbourne, Australia (May 2017) – The National Geographic Photo Ark is using the power of photography to inspire people to save animals before it’s too late.
Come face-to-face with The National Geographic Photo Ark, a travelling exhibition showcasing photographer Joel Sartore’s work when it opens at Melbourne Zoo for the winter months from July 1 until October 1.
Currently showing at select zoos across the United States, this will be the first time The Photo Ark has been exhibited in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Photo Ark is an ambitious project committed to documenting every species living in the world’s zoos and other wildlife sanctuaries – inspiring people not just to care, but also to help protect these animals for future generations by supporting on-the-ground conservation efforts. It features the work of world-renowned National Geographic photographer and Fellow Joel Sartore, who to date has worked in more than 250 zoos, aquariums and animal rescue centres around the world, visiting more than 40 countries and completing studio portraits of more than 6,000 species in his quest to create this photo archive of global biodiversity.
The National Geographic Photo Ark at Melbourne Zoo
Dates: 1 July – 1 October, 2017
Opening times: 9am – 5pm, 7 days a week
Location: Leopard Lodge, Melbourne Zoo
Entry to the exhibition is included with General Admission