The goal is 12,000 species. The ’Photo Ark’ navigator and animal photographer is Joel Sartore. The mission is to document every captive animal species in the world using studio lighting and black-and-white backgrounds. So far, he’s traveled to 40 countries and has accomplished more than half of his target.
There are approximately one million
different species of insects in the world, but a year ago, a new
variety of moth had its coming-out party to the amazement of scientists
and Internet surfers alike. It was an adorable furry-limbed, white-winged subject found in Venezuela's rain forest which curiously resembled a finely coiffed poodle, hence the name.