The world in a jar: Is this the sort of world we wish to leave to our children?
Dusky Seaside Sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus nigrescens).
The photographer writes;
Slipping into extinction almost unnoticed, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus nigrescens — found mainly on Florida’s Merritt Island — declined from roughly 3,000 pairs to none as its salt marsh habitat was sprayed with DDT and taken over for use by the space program. The last Dusky Sparrow died in 1987.
Photographer Joel Sartore has shared some of his work on this blog before, so I am thrilled to tell you that National Geographic also appreciates his exemplary work. You can view more endangered animals of the United States that were photographed by this talented photographer at National Geographic online. All images appear here by permission of National Geographic online.