A fisherman in Bighorn Creek, part of the Kootenay River system.
Adult Longfin smelt (Spirinchus thaleichthys) at the Fish Conservation and Culture Lab in Byron, CA at UC Davis.
An adult ladder snake (Rhinechis scalaris) at the Environmental Education Center of the Ribeiras de Gaia.
Local name is Cobra-de-escada.
A critically endangered adult Lake Titicaca frog (Telmatobius culeus) at Denver Zoo.
Vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Roanoke logperch (Percina rex). Shown is an adult with juveniles.
Vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Roanoke logperch (Percina rex) at Conservation Fisheries. Shown is an adult with juveniles.
An adult fringe tree frog (Cruziohyla craspedopus) from the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
A father and son catch a fish out of a pond near Valparaiso, Nebraska.
Workers sweep up lake flies that swarmed the lodge and died.
Tourists photograph endangered mountain gorillas.
A crew tranquilizes and radio collars a lion for monitoring.
Radio collaring a sedated female lion for monitoring.
Herders graze their stock illegally in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Locals gather water from Lake Albert to drink.
Cleaning small Nile perch to be smoked and sold.
Locals catch Nile perch and carry water from Lake Albert.
Locals dry carpenter fish in the sun to sell as animal feed.
Cleaning fish to be smoked and sold.
Experts check for the signals of radio collared lions.
A sitatunga antelope presses against a man at a safari lodge.
A man is bathed in the glow of his phone while on a bat bioblitz in the Big Bend Wildlife Management Area near Perry, Florida.
A man drinks his coffee in Elkhorn, Nebraska.
Critically endangered spider tortoises (Pyxis arachnoides arachnoides) in three phases of life (newborn, subadult and adult) at the Fort Worth Zoo.
A critically endangered newborn and adult spider tortoise (Pyxis arachnoides arachnoides) at the Fort Worth Zoo.
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