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Behind the scenes during a photo shoot at Pheasant Heaven, a private pheasant breeding center near Clinton, NC.

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A hen pheasant receives medical care at Pheasant Heaven, a private breeding center for pheasants.

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Staff member with a Siamese fireback pheasant (Lophura diardi) at Pheasant Heaven, a private pheasant breeding center near Clinton, NC.

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A man with his Florida waterdogs (Necturus lodingi), a part of his private collection.

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Scene from the Photo Ark shoot at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Scene from the Photo Ark shoot at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Joel Sartore and a staff member prepare for a photo shoot at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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A greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) named Pauly, age 15, at the LA Zoo.

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Behind the scenes at the LA Zoo working with a critically endangered Santa Catalina Island rattlesnake (Crotalus catalinensis).

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Behind the scenes at the LA Zoo working with a critically endangered Santa Catalina Island rattlesnake (Crotalus catalinensis).

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A staff member tries her hand at amphibian photography at the Saint Louis Zoo.

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Saint Louis Zoo staff preparing for a photo shoot of their critically endangered adult narrow-headed softshell turtle (Chitra chitra).

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Saint Louis Zoo staff preparing for a photo shoot of their critically endangered adult narrow-headed softshell turtle (Chitra chitra).

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Saint Louis Zoo staff preparing for a photo shoot of their critically endangered adult narrow-headed softshell turtle (Chitra chitra).

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Saint Louis Zoo staff preparing for a photo shoot of their critically endangered adult narrow-headed softshell turtle (Chitra chitra).

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Saint Louis Zoo staff during a photo shoot of their critically endangered adult narrow-headed softshell turtle (Chitra chitra).

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Louie Psihoyos film crew documenting an endangered horned marsupial frog (Gastrotheca cornuta) at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

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Louis Psyhoyos film crew documenting frogs at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

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A zookeeper prepares a blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna) for a photo shoot at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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A zookeeper with lilac-breasted rollers at the Omaha Zoo.

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A zookeeper holds a blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna) the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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Joel Sartore with endangered, eight-week-old Bengal tiger cubs (Panthera tigris tigris) at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

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Joel Sartore with eight-week-old Bengal tiger cubs (Panthera tigris tigris) at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

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A pink zebra beauty tarantula (Eupalaestrus campestratus) is videotaped by the Louie Psihoyos film crew at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

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A pink zebra beauty tarantula (Eupalaestrus campestratus) is videotaped by the Louis Psihoyos film crew at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

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A producer working with Louie Psihoyos, at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

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A videographer working with Louie Psihoyos, at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

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Louie Psihoyos and his crew film the Santa Cruz gopher snake (Pituophis catenifer pumilis) at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

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A zookeeper with a Santa Cruz gopher snake (Pituophis catenifer pumilis) at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

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Joel Sartore poses inside a transfer cage at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.

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A staff member from the Cuc Phuong Turtle Conservation Center measures a vulnerable Southeast Asiatic softshell (Amyda cartilaginea).

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A staff member from the Cuc Phuong Turtle Conservation Center weighs a vulnerable Southeast Asiatic softshell (Amyda cartilaginea).

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Joel Sartore photographs a vulnerable Southeast Asiatic softshell turtle (Amyda cartilaginea) at the Cuc Phuong Turtle Conservation Center in Vietnam.

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A staff member from the Cuc Phuong Turtle Conservation Center measures a vulnerable Southeast Asiatic softshell turtle (Amyda cartilaginea).

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An injured black flying fox delicately “tastes” Joel’s thumb at the Australia Bat Clinic in Advancetown, Queensland. Huge bats such as these are smart, social and play extremely critical roles in the environment, both as pollinators of crops and as seed dispersers.

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