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Behind the scenes look at a National Geographic Photo Ark shoot of American flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo in Lincoln, NE.

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A railroad glow worm (Phengodes laticollis) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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Oleander aphids (Aphis nerii) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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Darkling beetle larvae (Zophobas morio) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. These animals are used for feed amphibians and other animals.

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Laboratory walking stick with juveniles (Carausius morosus) at the Biodiversity Hall of Natural History and Science Museum.

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Eight red-throated twinspot or Peters’s twinspot (Hypargos niveoguttatus) from a private collection in Choussy, France.

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Warm Springs pupfish (Cyprinodon nevadensis pectoralis) at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge near Pahrump, NV. This species is listed as vulnerable on IUCN’s red list.

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Warm Springs pupfish (Cyprinodon nevadensis pectoralis) at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge near Pahrump, NV. This species is listed as vulnerable on IUCN’s red list.

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Federally endangered and critically endangered (IUCN) Pahrump poolfish (Empetrichthys latos) at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center. This fish is extinct in its historic range. If it weren’t for concerned biologist it would be extinct today as the original spring was pumped dry.

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Man-faced bugs (Catacanthus incarnates) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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