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A remote camera captures a leopard and a cape buffalo carcass.

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A remote camera captures a leopard and a cape buffalo carcass.

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Main roadway, Ishasha Section, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda. This area’s wilderness qualities and lack of good roads has been one thing that has saved it from an influx of humans, up until now.

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The critically-endangered orange-bellied parrot (Neophema chrysogaster) at the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary. This is one of the rarest birds in the world with fewer than 50 left in the wild.

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An endangered Malayan tiger, Panthera tigris jacksoni, at the Omaha Zoo.

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Retirees frolic in a pool at the Fun N Sun Resort in San Benito, one of many border communities that attract “winter Texans” from the north every fall.

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Atop the 80-foot tower during a high dive act at the Nebraska state fair.

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A musk ox bull (Ovibos moschatus) charges at Joel Sartore, on Nunivak Island, Alaska. These animals descended from stock brought in from Greenland in 1935.

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A Choco toad (Rhaebo hypomelas) collected near Pilalo, Ecuador.

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American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) feed at Waveland Farm near Walton, Nebraska.

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A brother and sister at Stony Point Park, near Walker, Minnesota.

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A twelve year-old girl on the shores of Mar Caribe peninsula, Cancun, Mexico. Taken near ME Melia Hotel where Hurricane Wilma came through in 2005 and removed much of the beach.

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Close-up portrait of a young boy in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Close-up portrait of a young boy in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Evergreen toads (Incilius coniferus or Bufo coniferus) at Zoo Atlanta.

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Gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) (US: Threatened, IUCN: Vulnerable) in the southeastern U.S. often end up as roadkill. Invasive fire ants and armadillos prey on their eggs and young, while urban expansion, logging and fire mismanagement degrade tortoise habitat, pushing these reptiles closer to the edge.

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A red knot (Calidris canutus) is released into the wild.

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A tern flies near a lighthouse on Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge, where thousands of shore and sea birds nest each year.

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A cowboy riding a bucking bronco during the Burwell Rodeo in Burwell, Nebraska.

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Local people watch a demolition derby at the Phelps County Fair.

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A polar bear (Ursus maritimus) moving about at twilight. (IUCN: Vulnerable, US: Threatened)

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A pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) at Bayou De View in the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas.

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Night time shots of people on the beach of Bioko Island.

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Young adults bathe in the pool below a waterfall on Bioko Island.

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American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) feed at Waveland Farm near Walton, Nebraska.

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American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) feed at Waveland Farm near Walton, Nebraska.

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American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) perched at Waveland Farm near Walton, Nebraska.

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American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) feed at Waveland Farm near Walton, Nebraska.

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A Dumeril’s monitor (Varanus dumerilii) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo, Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A conservation hunt for snow geese (Chen caerulescens) near Mount City, Missouri. This no-limit hunt is designed to try and reduced the number of snow geese, which are at or near record heights.

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