From an Extinct Rabbit to a Dwindling Beetle: Endangered Animal Portraits by Joel Sartore (Slideshow)

Photo credit: Joel Sartore/"Rare"

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then these up-close-and-personal shots of extinct and endangered species from photographer Joel Sartore must be just about priceless. From the last living Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit to least tern chicks only a few hours old (that's them, above) see how stark backgrounds and careful shots can result in a whole new way to see the world.

Tags: Animals | Artists | Conservation | Endangered Species


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