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Behinds the scenes Photo Ark shoot of a pygmy killer whale (Feresa attenuata) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) in Gulfport, MS.

This animal was found washed up on Cat Island, MS, and they rescued it. Its age is 3-4 years old. It’s very rare to find one washed up alive.

It had broken ribs from being washed up.
Reason for stranding was either that it lost its mother or was separated from its group.

This animal had to be held in the water by staff 24/7 for the first two or three days after they brought it to IMMS.
It had infections, was dehydrated, malnourished and had lost its equilibrium.

It is now gaining strength and they hope to release it back into Gulf of Mexico before the turn of the year.

Very little is known about this deepwater species. IMMS saved another one like it a few years ago, and thanks to a satellite tag on the animal once it was released, they learned a lot about where they go, how deep they dive, etc.

The IMMS is a one of kind place designed rescue and rehab marine mammals and turtles.

The goal is to rescue, rehab and release back to the wild.

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Behinds the scenes Photo Ark shoot of a pygmy killer whale (Feresa attenuata) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) in Gulfport, MS.

This animal was found washed up on Cat Island, MS, and they rescued it. Its age is 3-4 years old. It’s very rare to find one washed up alive.

It had broken ribs from being washed up.
Reason for stranding was either that it lost its mother or was separated from its group.

This animal had to be held in the water by staff 24/7 for the first two or three days after they brought it to IMMS.
It had infections, was dehydrated, malnourished and had lost its equilibrium.

It is now gaining strength and they hope to release it back into Gulf of Mexico before the turn of the year.

Very little is known about this deepwater species. IMMS saved another one like it a few years ago, and thanks to a satellite tag on the animal once it was released, they learned a lot about where they go, how deep they dive, etc.

The IMMS is a one of kind place designed rescue and rehab marine mammals and turtles.

The goal is to rescue, rehab and release back to the wild.

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Behinds the scenes Photo Ark shoot of a pygmy killer whale (Feresa attenuata) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) in Gulfport, MS.

This animal was found washed up on Cat Island, MS, and they rescued it. Its age is 3-4 years old. It’s very rare to find one washed up alive.

It had broken ribs from being washed up.
Reason for stranding was either that it lost its mother or was separated from its group.

This animal had to be held in the water by staff 24/7 for the first two or three days after they brought it to IMMS.
It had infections, was dehydrated, malnourished and had lost its equilibrium.

It is now gaining strength and they hope to release it back into Gulf of Mexico before the turn of the year.

Very little is known about this deepwater species. IMMS saved another one like it a few years ago, and thanks to a satellite tag on the animal once it was released, they learned a lot about where they go, how deep they dive, etc.

The IMMS is a one of kind place designed rescue and rehab marine mammals and turtles.

The goal is to rescue, rehab and release back to the wild.

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Portraits of the mounted skin of Nabire, a female northern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) who died here at the Safari Park Dvur Kralove in July of 2015. At the time of her death, she was one of just five left alive.

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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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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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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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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 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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