Sartore’s ‘Amphibians’ exhibit opens in NU State Museum

Mar 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, Jan. 27

“Amphibians: Vibrant and Vanishing,” an exhibit featuring photography by National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, is on display at the University of Nebraska State Museum in Morrill Hall.

“Amphibians” includes more than 70 photographs of amphibians that stretch notions of beauty and shed light on the tragic decline of some of Earth’s most magnificent species. The exhibit, shown in the Cooper Gallery on the third floor, is open through Nov. 30.

The exhibit showcases the incredible diversity of these species, which include frogs, toads, newts, salamanders and more. Large-scale images give visitors a close-up look at these creatures — from the strange to the comical, the camouflaged to the canary yellow.

The exhibit also highlights the widespread losses these species are experiencing due to environmental factors, such as pollution, habitat loss, climate change, and disease.

For the last 20 years, Nebraska native Sartore has captured the natural world in pictures for the National Geographic Society. He has photographed 30 stories, covering everything from the remote Amazon rain forest to mountain-racing firefighters in the United Kingdom. Sartore’s work focuses on endangered species, natural history and land use issues. Besides the work he has done for National Geographic, he has completed assignments for Audubon Magazine, Time, Life, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and contributed to numerous book projects. Sartore and his work have been the subject of several national broadcasts.

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