Sartore 'Amphibians' exhibit opens today

Joel Sartore
Joel Sartore

On Dec. 17, the University of Nebraska State Museum in Morrill Hall will open "Amphibians: Vibrant and Vanishing," an exhibit featuring photography by National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore.

"Amphibians" includes more than 70 photographs of amphibians. The exhibit, shown in the Cooper Gallery, is on display through Nov. 30.

"Amphibians" showcases the incredible diversity of these creatures. Large-scale images give visitors a close-up look at the amphibians.

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 Joel 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 beer-drinking, 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 has been the subject of several national broadcasts including National Geographic's Explorer, NBC Nightly News, NPR's Weekend Edition and an hour-long PBS documentary.

For more information on the museum, click the link below or call (402) 472-3779.

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