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Thanksgiving dinner at the Vestecka house in Nebraska.

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Bob Vestecka reads a prayer before family Thanksgiving in Nebraska.

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Scene from the First Salmon Festival and pow wow, a Native American celebration in Celilo, OR.

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Scene from the First Salmon Festival and pow wow, a Native American celebration in Celilo, OR.

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Scene from the First Salmon Festival and pow wow, a Native American celebration in Celilo, OR.

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Scene from the First Salmon Festival and pow wow, a Native American celebration in Celilo, OR.

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Scene from the First Salmon Festival and pow wow, a Native American celebration in Celilo, OR.

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Native Americans at the First Salmon Ceremony near Celilo, OR.

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Uxi fruit gathering in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one ofmany forest fruits that could be lost to deforestation.

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A red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) near Bennett, Nebraska.

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A red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) near Bennett, Nebraska.

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A red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) near Bennett, Nebraska.

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Goldfinches (Carduelis tristis) belly up to a birdfeeder on a farm near Walton, Nebraska.

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A jabiru stork eats a piranha in the Pantanal, one of the world’s largest wetlands, in Brazil.

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A jabiru stork devours a piranha on the Pixaim River in theBrazilian Pantanal.

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A Cooper’s hawk feeds on a male Attwater’s prairie-chicken it killed on a lek near Texas City, TX. Birds of prey are avital part of a healthy ecosystem, but since APC’s habitat has shrunk to a few small patches of prairie, hawks pose a substantial risk to the endangered bird.

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Juvenile California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus) critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered, recently released into the wild, feed on a calf that was left for them by biologists. (Los Padres Nat’l Forest)

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Juvenile California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus) critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered, recently released into the wild, feed on a calf that was left for them by biologists. (Los Padres Nat’l Forest)

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Juvenile California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus) critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered, recently released into the wild, feed on a calf that was left for them by biologists. (Los Padres Nat’l Forest)

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Juvenile California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus) critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered, recently released into the wild, feed on a calf that was left for them by biologists. (Los Padres Nat’l Forest)

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Juvenile California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus) critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered, recently released into the wild, feed on a calf that was left for them by biologists. (Los Padres Nat’l Forest)

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Juvenile California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus) critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered, recently released into the wild, feed on a calf that was left for them by biologists. (Los Padres Nat’l Forest)

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Juvenile California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus) critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered, recently released into the wild, feed on a calf that was left for them by biologists. (Los Padres Nat’l Forest)

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Juvenile California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus) critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered, recently released into the wild, feed on a calf that was left for them by biologists. (Los Padres Nat’l Forest)

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered California condor, (Gymnogyps californianus), during feeding time at the San Diego Wild Animal Park.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered California condor, (Gymnogyps californianus), during feeding time at the San Diego Wild Animal Park.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered California condor, (Gymnogyps californianus), during feeding time at the San Diego Wild Animal Park.

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Juvenile California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus) critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered, recently released into the wild, feed on a calf that was left for them by biologists. (Los Padres Nat’l Forest)

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Juvenile California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus) critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered, recently released into the wild, feed on a calf that was left for them by biologists. (Los Padres Nat’l Forest)

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Juvenile California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus) critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered, recently released into the wild, feed on a calf that was left for them by biologists. (Los Padres Nat’l Forest)

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Juvenile California condors (endangered), recently released into the wild, feed on a calf that was left for them by biologists. (Los Padres Nat’l Forest)

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Juvenile California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus) critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered, recently released into the wild, feed on a calf that was left for them by biologists. (Los Padres Nat’l Forest)

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