Premiered Tuesday, July 18
Join National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore as he travels 10,000 miles from his home in Nebraska to Madagascar. He’s here to photograph creatures found nowhere else on the planet, and add them to his Photo Ark.
Joel’s main goal is to photograph a lemur, the rare and acrobatic Decken’s sifaka. He journeys three days – one-way – just to get to the world’s only captive individuals. It’s that or enter its home in the wild, a stone forest blanketed with razor-sharp rocks. The sifaka have adapted amazing leaping abilities, safely and easily clearing 20 feet in a single jump.
You don’t have to travel 10,000 miles to find rare animals. Joel hops down to the Florida Keys, where sea level rise is real. Joel is on a mission to photograph the endangered Lower Keys marsh rabbit. Time’s running out before sea water destroys its home, where much of it is less than three feet above sea level.
Animals and Locations Featured
Boca Chica Naval Air StationKey West, Florida
Lemuria LandNosy Be, Madagascar
Lincoln Children ZooLincoln, Nebraska
Lowry Park ZooTampa, Florida
St. Augustine Alligator FarmSt. Augustine, Florida
Tsimbazaza ZooAntananarivo, Madagascar
I want people to care,
to fall in love,
and to take action.
National Geographic Photographer
How you can help
Snap a pic
Take a photo of a creature in your neck of the woods. Show your support by posting your animal pic using the hashtag #RarePBS.
Plant local plants in your garden to help bees, birds, and other pollinators. Encourage others in your neighborhood to do the same.
Reduce, reuse, recycle
Reduce what you buy, reuse and repurpose what you do buy, and recycle what can't be repurposed.
Explore Education Materials
Including: Safari Slideshow & Creature CardsExplore Now