We had a great visit this past weekend from one of Bird Rescue’s long time friends, National Geographic photographer, Joel Sartore. As part of his Photo Ark project, Sartore arranged to do a photo and video session with some of the Northern Fulmars in care.
On Sunday, February 27th, Sartore set up a portable studio at our San Francisco Bay-Delta wildlife Center in Fairfield, CA. With the help of our staff and volunteers, he captured a pair of Fulmars to add to his growing list of portraits of the world’s animals – especially those that are endangered.
Sartore shares Bird Rescue’s passion for helping species of conservation concern. Our recent influx of stranded Fulmars was a natural overlap of his project and Bird Rescue’s mission.
With the support of National Geographic, Sartore is circling the globe, visiting zoos and wildlife rescue centers to capture beautiful photographs of the world’s 12,000 animal species. Learn more about the Photo Ark project
Bird Rescue first met Sartore during the 2010 Gulf Deepwater Horizon oil spill. His image of an oil-covered Brown Pelican in care at the Fort Jackson Bird Center in Louisiana, was featured on the cover of the October 2010 issue of National Geographic magazine.
Later in 2016, Sartore was the featured speaker at Bird Rescue’s 45th anniversary open house at the Los Angeles Wildlife Center.
Bird Rescue is honored to collaborate with artists and educators like Sartore who help build public empathy and understanding for wildlife.