ANI088-00011 Two koala joeys cling to each other, waiting to be placed with human caregivers. Once they’re old enough, they’ll be released into the wild. © Joel Sartore

Joel Sartore and the Photo Ark: Visionary


WC attended a presentation by Joel Sartore in Boise a weeks ago Tuesday night. It exceeded WC’s high expectations. Sartore has had a long career with National Geographic, where WC first saw his work.1 The Photo Ark is Sartore’s 25-year effort to document the planet’s vanishing species. It’s incredibly ambitious: nothing less than documenting as many…

A wildlife ranger comforts Sudan, the last male northern white rhino on the planet moments before he passed away. Credit: Ami Vitale National Geographic Creative

R.I.P. Sudan, 1973-2018


Sudan, the last Northern White Rhinoceros, Certatotherium simum cottoni, was euthanized March 19. He was 45 years old, advanced old age for a rhino. He was the last male of his subspecies. The two remaining Northern White Rhinos are his daughter and granddaughter, Najin and Fatu. Sudan was born in 1973 in Shambe, South Sudan. He…