| Jan 3, 2023
Fall Update 2022
Behind the scenes at the photo session
The Zoo and the Israel Aquarium was delighted to host the National Geographic Photo Ark photographer, Joel Sartore, for a photo session.
Joel started the Photo Ark in his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska, in 2006. Since then, he has visited more than 50 countries and photographed more than 13,000 species in his quest to create this photo archive of global biodiversity.
Among the fish he photographed at the Zoo and Aquarium were species such as the Dead Sea Tooth Carp and the Yarkon Bream.
The Yarkon bream is only found in the Yarkon River in Tel Aviv and in several other streams in the country, but nowhere else in the world. The fish, which is a member of the carp family, is small and silver-gray in color and lives near the river bottom.