Pro photographer Joel Sartore set out on a mission to photograph some of the most endangered animals in the U.S., and he's succeeded wildly with the publication of Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species.
He's also released this gorgeous hi-def video documenting the months-long shoot. Check it out:
Wondering how Sartore managed to wrangle all those amazing creatures? Lucky for us, he made a video of that, too, and it's by turns beautiful and hilarious:
Who knew a little turtle could poop so much? You're welcome.
via Adventure Life