Joel Sartore

A lifelong Nebraskan, photographer Joel Sartore brings a sense of humor and a Midwestern work ethic to all of his National Geographic Magazine assignments. Over 20 years of experience (more than 15 with the National Geographic Society) have allowed him to cover everything from the remote Amazon rain forest to beer-drinking, mountain-racing firefighters in the United Kingdom. Besides the work he has done for National Geographic, Joel has completed assignments for Time, Life, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and numerous book projects. Joel and his work have been the subject of several national broadcasts including National Geographic’s Explorer, the NBC Nightly News, NPR’s Weekend Edition and CBS Sunday Morning, as well as an hour-long PBS documentary. Prints and books by Joel Sartore are available at his website,, or by calling (402) 474-1006.


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