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Joel Sartore poses with the RARE documentary crew at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia.

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The RARE documentary crew poses with camera gear at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia.

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A behind the scenes shot of a black-headed night monkey (Aotus nigriceps) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia.

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An orange-spined hairy dwarf porcupine (Coendou spinosus) explores the studio set up and camera at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Two juvenile common opossum (Didelphis marsupialis) at Cetas-IBAMA, a wildlife rehab center in Manaus, Brazil. This is administered by IBAMA, the government wildlife agency of Brazil.

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A painted tree frog (Boana picturata) sits on a camera at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from the Reserva Otokiki – Alto Tambo, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador. The species experiences habitat loss due to mining, deforestation road constructions, farm activities, agriculture, mining and urban development.

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A painted tree frog (Boana picturata) sits on a camera at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from the Reserva Otokiki – Alto Tambo, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador. The species experiences habitat loss due to mining, deforestation road constructions, farm activities, agriculture, mining and urban development.

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A painted tree frog (Boana picturata) sits on a camera at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from the Reserva Otokiki – Alto Tambo, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador. The species experiences habitat loss due to mining, deforestation road constructions, farm activities, agriculture, mining and urban development.

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A painted tree frog (Boana picturata) sits on a camera at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from the Reserva Otokiki – Alto Tambo, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador. The species experiences habitat loss due to mining, deforestation road constructions, farm activities, agriculture, mining and urban development.

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A photographer prepares for a photo shoot at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, AK.

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Staff members at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center assist with a photoshoot of ‘Megan’ an olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea). This animal came in after becoming entangled in fishing gear. Once rehabbed, the animal will be released in waters off the coast.

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Staff members at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center assist with a photoshoot of ‘Megan’ an olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea). This animal came in after becoming entangled in fishing gear. Once rehabbed, the animal will be released in waters off the coast.

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Joel Sartore on a Photo Ark photo shoot at the Assam State Zoo in Guwahati, Assam, India.

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Joel Sartore on a Photo Ark photo shoot at the Assam State Zoo in Guwahati, Assam, India.

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Common gundi (Ctenodactylus gundi) at the Budapest Zoo.

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Zookeepers net a critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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Media crowds around a critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A media team records a critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) through a window at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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Media crowds around a critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A photographer holds a rhinoceros auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata) at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

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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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Joel Sartore prepares for a photo shoot at the Lincoln Children’s 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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Joel Sartore’s butterfly shooting tent and lighting set up, Leech Lake, MN.

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A group of parents take pictures of their children before prom in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A federally threatened, Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) named Yukon has his picture taken at the Point Defiance Zoo. He’s an education animal that came here as a baby from a breeding center in Arkansas.

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A videographer in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda, Africa.

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