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National Geographic Photo Ark Focus on Mother’s Day

To celebrate Mother’s Day,  a few enchanting moments captured by National Geographic Photo Ark photographer Joel Sartore of mothers and their babies.

A federally threatened koala, Phascolarctos cinereus, with her baby at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. National Geographic Photo Ark image by Joel Sartore.
A vulnerable adult female white bellied pangolin, Phataginus tricuspis, with her baby, at Pangolin Conservation. National Geographic Photo Ark image by Joel Sartore.

The interaction between animals and their environments is the engine that keeps the planet healthy for all of us. But for many species, time is running out. When you remove one, it affects us all.

The National Geographic Photo Ark is a multiyear effort to raise awareness of and solutions to some of the most pressing issues affecting wildlife and their habitats. The Photo Ark’s three-pronged approach harnesses the power of National Geographic photography and the bold ideas of our explorers. Led by National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, the project aims to document every species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, inspire action through education, and help save wildlife by supporting on-the-ground conservation efforts.

See what we can #SaveTogether before it’s too late.

Learn more about Photo Ark, help us save wildlife.