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Joel Sartore

Joel Sartore

Keynote Speaker: National Geographic Photographer & Author

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Joel Sartore Biography

Joel Sartore is an award-winning photographer, speaker, author, conservationist, and the 2018 National Geographic Explorer of the Year. He is a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine and an Eagle Scout. His hallmarks are a sense of humor and a Midwestern work ethic.

Sartore specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes around the world. He is the founder of the Photo Ark, a 25-year documentary project to save species and habitats. He and the Photo Ark are the subjects of the television series RARE, in which he documents some of the most endangered creatures left on Earth.

In addition to National Geographic, Sartore contributes to Audubon, Geo, the New York Times, and Smithsonian. He has several books, including Photo Ark: A World Worth Saving, The Photo Ark Vanishing: The World’s Most Vulnerable Animals, Birds of the Photo Ark, and RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species.

He and his work have been the subject of many national broadcasts, including National Geographic’s Explorer, NBC Nightly News, the CBS Sunday Morning Show, ABC’s Nightline, NPR’s Weekend Edition, PBS Newshour, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, 60 Minutes, and The Today Show.

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Joel Sartore Speaking Topics

Life as a National Geographic Photographer

Joel shares a lively, intimate, and humorous look at what could be the best (and worst) job in the world as he plays expedition leader, psychologist, medic, accountant, and coach, not to mention the photographer. It’s all just another day at the office when you’re on assignment for National Geographic.

Building The Photo Ark

Go behind the scenes with Joel as he travels the globe to photograph the world’s most toxic, outrageous, colorful, and beautiful animals. Things can go wrong—and they often do—but getting up close and personal is what it’s all about.

Grounded: A Reflection on the Use of Life and Land

When Joel Sartore’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, this National Geographic photographer who had traveled the world for 18 years knew it was time to stay home. He reconnected with his family and with why he takes pictures in the first place: to show people that wild places and creatures on Earth need and deserve protection. In each life there is the potential for a positive change, and realizing it often starts very simply.

Joel Sartore Videos

An Interview with Joel Sartore | National Geographic Photo Ark
Joel Sartore on Explorer Classroom | Photographing the World's Species
Joel Sartore: Photo Ark | TEDxMidwest

How to book Joel Sartore?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Joel Sartore for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Joel Sartore, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Joel Sartore or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Joel Sartore?

Booking fees for Joel Sartore, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Joel Sartore, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Joel Sartore?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Joel Sartore for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Joel Sartore for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Joel Sartore or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Joel Sartore or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Joel Sartore is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Environmental Policy, Conservation and Environment. The estimated speaking fee range to book Joel Sartore for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Joel Sartore generally travels from Lincoln, NE, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sylvia Earle, Michael Nichols and Dereck Joubert. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Joel Sartore for an upcoming event.

Joel Sartore Speaking Topics

  • Life as a National Geographic Photographer

    Joel shares a lively, intimate, and humorous look at what could be the best (and worst) job in the world as he plays expedition leader, psychologist, medic, accountant, and coach, not to mention the photographer. It’s all just another day at the office when you’re on assignment for National Geographic.

  • Building The Photo Ark

    Go behind the scenes with Joel as he travels the globe to photograph the world’s most toxic, outrageous, colorful, and beautiful animals. Things can go wrong—and they often do—but getting up close and personal is what it’s all about.

  • Grounded: A Reflection on the Use of Life and Land

    When Joel Sartore’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, this National Geographic photographer who had traveled the world for 18 years knew it was time to stay home. He reconnected with his family and with why he takes pictures in the first place: to show people that wild places and creatures on Earth need and deserve protection. In each life there is the potential for a positive change, and realizing it often starts very simply.

Joel Sartore Videos

An Interview with Joel Sartore | National Geographic Photo Ark
Joel Sartore on Explorer Classroom | Photographing the World's Species
Joel Sartore: Photo Ark | TEDxMidwest

How to book Joel Sartore?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Joel Sartore for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Joel Sartore, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Joel Sartore or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Joel Sartore?

Booking fees for Joel Sartore, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Joel Sartore, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Joel Sartore?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Joel Sartore for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Joel Sartore for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Joel Sartore or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Joel Sartore or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Joel Sartore is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Environmental Policy, Conservation and Environment. The estimated speaking fee range to book Joel Sartore for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Joel Sartore generally travels from Lincoln, NE, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sylvia Earle, Michael Nichols and Dereck Joubert. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Joel Sartore for an upcoming event.

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