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A family poses for a portrait in their home.
A young man appears to lie dead in an empty swimming pool as a young woman looks on.
A family gathers for a portrait at their home.
A family gathers for a portrait in their home.
A man walks down a path shaded by trees in Versailles, France.
A group of happy young people pose for a portrait in a living room.
A young man is shown during a slow shutter on a rope swing.
Three young adults stand outside of an old farmhouse.
A young man walks in Versailles, France.
A young man stands and smiles while touring the Palace of Versailles.
Three siblings jump on a trampoline in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Saint Louis Zoo staff preparing for a photo shoot of their critically endangered adult narrow-headed softshell turtle (Chitra chitra).
A teenage boy checks the oil in a single engine aircraft before taking it for a student flight in Lincoln, Nebraska.
A teenage boy takes a student flight in a single engine aircraft in Lincoln, Nebraska.
A teenage boy satiated from breakfast in Washington, DC.
A teenage boy dressed for a high school dance in Lincoln, Nebraska.
A son and father return home to Nebraska.
A videographer stops at the sign to Nebraska.
A teenage boy looks out of a barn window.
Cole Sartore pretends to face off with Iggy, the Fort Worth Zoo’s giant iguana mascot.
Cole Sartore sleeps jammed next to rolls of background paper on a road trip.
Cole Sartore holds onto the backdrop as he heads out of the Houston Zoo.
Cole Sartore videotapes his homecoming.
Joel and Cole Sartore arrive home at last.
During a portrait with his dad, Cole Sartore (right) eats his breakfast of French toast sticks from Burger King at the Sunset Zoo.
A young man watching mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus) in Glacier National Park, Montana.
Joel Sartore and his son, Cole, stop to take a photograph together in the Walton area of Glacier National Park, Montana.
A teenage boy poses for a photograph while on vacation in Crosslake, Minnesota.
A teenage boy attempting to wake up in time for school at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska.
A young man bird watching along the Steamboat Trace trail between Nebraska City and Peru, Nebraska.
A young man and girl bird watching along the Steamboat Trace trail between Nebraska City and Peru, Nebraska.
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