Premiered Tuesday, August 1
In his 25 years as a National Geographic photographer, Joel Sartore has learned to never ignore the smaller creatures in our midst. Joel gets us up close with colorful and charismatic insects with faces and features usually found in sci-fi flicks, because “they help make the world go ‘round.”
Joel also goes in search of larger animals. In the Czech Republic and in one of the series’ most poignant moments, Joel boards the rarest rhinoceros in the world onto the Photo Ark. Nabiré is one of only five of northern white rhinos left on the planet and it may be too late for her kind.
Joel’s got one more hike-he’d-rather-not-hike in him, this time in New Zealand where he tags along on a Rowi kiwi egg rescue. By taking and hatching these enormous kiwi eggs, scientists give these birds a fighting chance against unnatural predators. If they didn’t rescue the eggs, the species would go extinct.
Photo credit: Chun-Wei Yi
More Ways to Watch
Animals and Locations Featured
Budapest ZooBudapest, Hungary
Dvůr Králové ZooDvůr Králové nad Labem, Czechia
West Coast Wildlife Center Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
ZealandiaWellington, New Zealand
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
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