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The fishing village of Kiryamboga, against the base of the east wall of the Albertine Rift.

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A late afternoon storm breaks over Uganda’s Lake Albert, a dramatic reminder of the region’s seasonal rain cycle.

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The human devastation to the landscape around Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest is growing every year. This is one of only two places remaining with mountain gorillas. Slash and burn agriculture continues to assault Bwindi from all sides.

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In the crater lakes of the Rift, villagers alter the water flows to create patchy saltworks as one way to make a living.

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A B-2 “Stealth Bomber” flies over southwestern Nebraska. Offutt AFB in Bellevue, NE the state’s main military installation.

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A B-2 “Stealth Bomber” flies over southwestern Nebraska. Offutt AFB in Bellevue, NE the state’s main military installation.

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A herd of bison (Bison bison) running across the prairie on the Triple U Bison Ranch near Fort Pierre, South Dakota. This ranch has about 2,000 head of bison on over 50,000 acres.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) glides over the ocean in the Galapagos Islands.

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A herd of bison (Bison bison) running across the prairie on the Triple U Bison Ranch near Fort Pierre, South Dakota. This ranch has about 2,000 head of bison on over 50,000 acres.

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Aerials of the North Lakes suburb north of Brisbane, where remaining habitat gets less every month due to development. The few trees left hold koalas for a while, but doom them the moment they move across roads, yards and parking lots.

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A group of elephants roams the plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.

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Wasatch Range and Brigham City, Utah, one of a string of Mormon communities originally settled by handpicked craftsmen, laborers, and school teachers, who arrived in 1847, redirecting mountain streams for farming.

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A tanker moves down a channel which bisects Sabine NWR in Louisiana. Part of this reserve has a system of gates, which can be closed in case an oil spill occurs .

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Suburbs surround the salt ponds of San Diego Bay, part of which may become a new National Wildlife Refuge in California.

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An aerial of bayou DeView, where there have been ivory billed woodpecker sightings in Arkansas.

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A copper-tailings impoundment next to a housing development in Arizona threatens leeching of chemicals into groundwater as seen in the sulfide-tinged pool of rainwater.

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South of Los Angeles the implacable sprawl of single-family homes like these has reached critical mass. Or so think local environmentalists, who are challenging new developments to safeguard dwindling parcels of coastal sage scrub, habitat of the California gnatcatcher. Increasingly, developers compromise by setting aside land for imperiled species.

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The desert dwarfs the one road from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama.

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An aerial of the 97th annual Boston Marathon entrants in Massachusetts.

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