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A man improvises electricity for a Photo Ark shoot.
Two men improvise electricity for a Photo Ark shoot.
A possibly extinct Bachman’s warbler (Vermivora bachmanii) at Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.
Behind the scenes at the LA Zoo working with a critically endangered Santa Catalina Island rattlesnake (Crotalus catalinensis).
A chicken and her chick near Denton, Nebraska.
A juvenile duck and chickens roost in a box near Denton, Nebraska.
An enclosure is set up to photograph a federally endangered pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis).
A young boy recycles.
Three-toed box turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis) from the Houston Zoo.
A containment box is used to photograph Edward’s pheasants at the Sunset Zoo. This bird is so rare it’s nearly extinct in the wild now.
A Barbary falcon (Falco pelegrinoides) in its cage.
Solange, a federally endangered female pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis) sits in a photographers light box to be photographed.
A garbage truck on its route in a Lincoln, Nebraska neighborhood.
An endangered keeled box turtle (Cuora mouhotii) at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga.
Garbage from the holidays sits outside waiting to be picked up by trash collection.
Joel Sartore photographs the threatened lesser prairie chicken in Laverne, Oklahoma.
A black-footed ferret release at the U.L. Bend National Wildlife Refuge in Montana.
A toddler makes a mess out of a box of toilet paper.
A timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus horridus) at Reptile Gardens.
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