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A photographer rides through the Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda, Africa.

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An injured black flying fox delicately “tastes” Joel’s thumb at the Australia Bat Clinic in Advancetown, Queensland. Huge bats such as these are smart, social and play extremely critical roles in the environment, both as pollinators of crops and as seed dispersers.

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A tourist photographs the scenary around him while snorkeling in the Galapagos.

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A woman walks her dog past students at a photo workshop in Los Angeles, California.

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A man photographs tourists departing from Rabida Island in Galapagos National Park.

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A federally threatened northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) being photographed by Joel Sartore.

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At day’s end, Joel Sartore shows pheasant photos to the bird keepers at the Houston Zoo.

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Joel carefully photographs dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus) at the Sunset Zoo.

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An injured black flying fox delicately “tastes” Joel’s thumb at the Australia Bat Clinic in Advancetown, Queensland. Huge bats such as these are smart, social and play extremely critical roles in the environment, both as pollinators of crops and as seed dispersers.

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A media event which allowed the press to film three critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys kempii) which have been brought into the Audubon Nature Institute near New Orleans, Louisiana, after exposure to oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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A woman takes a picture in the cloud forest reserve of Reserva Las Gralarias, near Mindo, Ecuador.

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A woman takes a picture in the cloud forest reserve of Reserva Las Gralarias, near Mindo, Ecuador.

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Joel Sartore photographs his son while sleeping at home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Joel Sartore photographs his son while sleeping at home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Joel Sartore at work in his home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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An assistant packs photo equipment in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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An assistant packs photo equipment in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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An assistant packs photo equipment in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Guests at a wedding reception listen to toasts to the bride and groom.

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Guests at a wedding reception listen to toasts to the bride and groom.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) is photographed getting measured by a fish crew with the Missouri Dept. of Conservation. This crew is surveying fish populations in the Missouri River near Atchinson, Kansas.

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An inquisitive mind takes a photo inside the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

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Bird watchers at Bayou De View in the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas.

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Joel Sartore on assignment at Bayou De View in the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas.

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The National Geographic photographers on Bioko. From left are Joel Sartore, Ian Nichols, Christian Ziegler, and Tim Laman

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