National Geographic Photo Ark Exhibition

Sat 1st July, 2017 – Sun 1st October, 2017
Leopard Lodge at Melbourne Zoo
Elliot Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
Visiting all the animals at the local zoo is one thing; photographing every species in a zoo or wildlife sanctuary on Earth is another.

The National Geographic Photo Ark is a project committed to showcasing just that. More than 50 of the most compelling images from Joel Sartore – a National Geographic photographer who has captured more than 6000 species – will be featured in this incredible show. The exhibition has made its way across America, but is making its first appearance in the Southern Hemisphere at Melbourne Zoo this winter.

To shine a light on the importance of conservation, The Photo Ark captures threatened species across the globe that would be extinct without the shelter of zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. When the project is completed, it will have recorded an estimated 12,000 species. Many of these images were taken at the Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary and highlight critically threatened species native to south-eastern Australia.

The exhibit will be on display from July 1 to October 1, 9am–5pm, seven days a week. Entry is included with a general admission ticket. More information.