Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species

Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species
by Joel Sartore
National Geographic Society, 2010, unnumbered pages, Nonfiction

In true National Geographic style, the stark stunning photos are why you pick up this book. 68 portraits of American endangered spices from the Alabama Canebrake Pitcher-Plant to the Yellowfin Madtom are included. Some species are familiar like the Red Wolf and others like the Red Knot are not. Information for each entry is brief including only the scientific and common name, location of photo shoot, approximate number of species left and reason for declining numbers. Your eyes glance at the words then rivet on the photos.

I recommend this visual feast to anyone who is curious, cares or just wants to view some incredible photography of America's endangered species.


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