Photos by @joelsartore | The National Geographic Photo Ark turns 12 today! Scroll through to check out some of @JoelSartore’s stunning photographs and milestones, including: (1) the very first member of the Photo Ark, the naked mole rat, photographed at the @lincolnchildrenszoo; (2) one of the largest species in the ark, the African elephant, photographed at the @IndianapolisZoo; (3) one of the smallest species in the Ark, the baby eyelash frog, photographed at @theomahazoo; (4) the 7,000th species in the Ark, the critically endangered Leadbeaters possum, photographed at @zoosvictoria; (5) two yellow-streaked lories that soars high in the sky and were photographed at @clevemetroparks; (6) the porcelain crab that crawls along the bottom of the ocean, photographed at the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab; and (7) the Photo Ark’s 8,485th species and most recent addition: a tube anemone at Butterfly Pavilion. To learn more about the Photo Ark, follow @joelsartore and visit PhotoArk.org to discover ways that you can support the Photo Ark’s next 12 years! #PhotoArk #SaveTogether
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