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An Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis) at INPA, an aquatic conservation center in Manaus, Brazil. This species is listed as vulnerable on IUCN’s red list.

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An Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis) at INPA, an aquatic conservation center in Manaus, Brazil. This species is listed as vulnerable on IUCN’s red list.

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An Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis) at INPA, an aquatic conservation center in Manaus, Brazil. This species is listed as vulnerable on IUCN’s red list.

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An Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis) at INPA, an aquatic conservation center in Manaus, Brazil. This species is listed as vulnerable on IUCN’s red list.

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An endangered Peruvian woolly monkey (Lagothrix cana) at Cetas-IBAMA, a wildlife rehab center in Manaus, Brazil. This is administered by IBAMA, the government wildlife agency of Brazil.

This is a juvenile female. She had severe growth deformities due to poor nutrition as she was being reared as a pet by a citizen here. Her mother was likely killed so that she could be sold into the pet trade.

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Female black howler monkeys (Alouatta caraya) in the Pantanal, Brazil.

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Female black howler monkeys (Alouatta caraya) in the Pantanal, Brazil.

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Cowboys, known locally as pantanieros, look through photos of themselves taken in the Brazilian Pantanal.

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Testing a camera trap on assignment in Brazil’s Pantanal.

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Daniel de Granville, Joel’s assistant, hangs from a climbing harness while adjusting a remote camera to photograph a jabiru stork’s nest (right) in Brazil’s Pantanal.

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A hand-drawn road map shows the swampy path through the flooded pastures of Brazil’s Pantanal during the wet season.

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Joel’s assistant, Daniel de Granville, inspects a damaged bridge in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A small plane is stuffed full of photo equipment for Joel’s assignment in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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Joel Sartore checks the exposure setting on a camera trap in Brazil’s Pantanal.

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Joel Sartore operates a remote camera to photograph caiman, while assistant Daniel De Granville helps position the rig, in Brazil’s Pantanal.

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Local guides help position the components of a camera trap in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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Joel Sartore and a local driver inspect a damaged bridge in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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Assistant Daniel De Granville climbs to a tree platform next to a jabiru stork nest in Brazil’s Pantanal.

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A young girl plays near a sand sculpture of a shark on the beach in Salvador, Brazil.

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Students practice techniques at a surf school on the beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Lifeguards stretch on the beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Two girls stand by a swimming pool in the Joa neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A girl swims in the pool of a house in the Joa neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Colorful striped chairs crowd the beach in Salvador, Brazil.

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Boys play soccer on a dirt road near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A young soccer player with his friends in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A young couple relaxes on a speed boat off the cost of Salvador, Brazil.

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Capoeira dancers practice their art in Salvador, Brazil. Capoeira combines elements of dance with sports and martial arts.

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A Fulniô man prepares for a ceremony at a private home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Workers in hard hats and uniforms walk among shipping containers at the port of Salvador, Brazil.

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Women hand-roll cigars at a factory in Salvador, Brazil.

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A dancer prepares to take her place on a Carnival float in Samba City, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Soccer fans cheer for their team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A float maker prepares the Big River samba group’s float for Carnival in Rio de Janeiro’s Samba City.

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Wildlife spotter and guide in the rear-view mirror of his vehicle on the Rio Negro ranch in Brazil.

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