Joel Sartore

Delight, entertain and inspire your audience with National Geographic photographer, author, conservationist and speaker Joel Sartore.
Joel Sartore, National Geographic, Speaker, Photographer

Delight, entertain and inspire your audience with National Geographic Photographer, Author, Conservationist and Speaker Joel Sartore. With his hallmark sense of humor and Midwestern work ethic, Joel shares his adventures with audiences around the world. From large public events to corporate boardrooms. Joel’s goal is the same for every audience: to deliver a memorable presentation that engages, entertains and inspires. Audiences will be transfixed by stunning visuals from across the globe!

Joel specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes in order to show a world worth saving. He is the founder of The Photo Ark, a multi-year documentary project to save species and habitat. Joel has written several books including “RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species,” “Photographing Your Family,” “Nebraska: Under a Big Red Sky,” “Let’s Be Reasonable” and his newest “The Photo Ark: One Man’s Quest to Document the World’s Animals.” Along with National Geographic, Joel has contributed to Audubon Magazine, TIME, Life, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated, along with regularly contributing to the CBS Sunday Morning Show. He and his work have also been the subjects of several national broadcasts including National Geographic’s Explorer, the NBC Nightly News, NPR‘s Weekend Edition, and the PBS documentary At Close Range.

For speaking engagements, Joel can tailor his message for your event and audience. His most popular speaking topics include…Photo Ark: Taking you behind-the-scenes of Joel’s worldwide travels, and getting you up-close-and-personal through photos, video and amazing stories. Get the inside scoop on favorites like pandas, tigers, elephants and animals on the brink of extinction – and discover how everyone can make a real difference in the world. Grizzlies, Piranhas and Man-Eating Pigs: On Assignment for National Geographic: Experience what it’s like to be on assignment for National Geographic. From the Amazon to the Arctic, Joel shares a lively, intimate and humorous look at what could be the best – and worst – job in the world as he plays expedition leader, psychologist, medic, accountant and coach, as well as photographer. Grounded: A reflection on the use of life and land: After traveling for nearly 20 years, Joel was forced to focus on what really matters when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. He took a timeout to stay at home and reconnect with his family and reflect on why he takes pictures in the first place: to document Earth’s wild places and creatures who need and deserve protection.