It has taken twelve years to photograph more than 7400 species in captivity, in over 300 zoos all over the world. Joel Sartore, the great photographer from National Geographic, is still working on this project as part of his battle which stems from “a desperation to halt, or at least slow, the loss of global biodiversity”. An amazing selection of these shots is now on display in an exhibition which Elastica has organised for National Geographic and the Gruppo Gedi, at the Auditorium of Parco della Musica in Rome from 8 December to 22 April 2018.
There’s a fact that needs to be highlighted: according to the IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the current extinction rate is a thousand times higher than the natural one. Tigers, elephants and other mammals are endangered species. Some of them are on display at the exhibition in Rome, with a fun section where you can try out augmented reality.