Some books lend themselves especially well to trailers. Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species, presented by National Geographic wildlife photographer Joel Sartore, offers one good example. Sartore’s footage of these rare creatures, all shot against a simple white background, leaves you wanting more. Fortunately there’s plenty more on the book’s site, including a nice behind-the-scenes video, and an extensive gallery (you may need to scroll down). Be sure that you don’t miss the ocelot.

If you’ve gone through the site and you’re still not satisfied, there’s always the Smithsonian Institution’s new wildlife photo archive, which we’ve been lost in all week.

Sheerly Avni is a San Francisco-based arts and culture writer. Her work has appeared in Salon, LA Weekly, Variety, Mother Jones, and many other publications. You can follow her on twitter at @sheerly.


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  • Shelley says:

    So distracted by the news this week….If we don’t get our heads screwed on straight pretty soon about hubristic energy attempts, we will be the species endangering ourselves.

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