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A mahogany tree log in a Mahogany Hammock in Everglades National Park, Florida.

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A mahogany tree log in a Mahogany Hammock in Everglades National Park, Florida.

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Mahogany Hammock in Everglades National Park, Florida.

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Paurotis palms (Acoelorrhaphe wrightti) in Mahogany Hammock in Everglades National Park, Florida.

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A woman with an umbrella leans over the board walk at Mahogany Hammock near Everglades National Park, Florida.

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Paurotis palms (Acoelorrhaphe wrightti) in Mahogany Hammock in Everglades National Park, Florida.

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An underwater view of the marsh near Mahogany Hammock on the east side of the Everglades. Located in the Shark River Slough, this very wet portion of the Everglades contains grasses that are heavily laden with paraphyton, a type of algae. The algae plays a critical role as a base of the food chain, but also provides cover for fish eggs and invertebrates.

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An underwater view of the marsh near Mahogany Hammock on the east side of the Everglades. Located in the Shark River Slough, this very wet portion of the Everglades contains grasses that are heavily laden with paraphyton, a type of algae. The algae plays a critical role as a base of the food chain, but also provides cover for fish eggs and invertebrates.

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An underwater view of the marsh near Mahogany Hammock on the east side of the Everglades. Located in the Shark River Slough, this very wet portion of the Everglades contains grasses that are heavily laden with paraphyton, a type of algae. The algae plays a critical role as a base of the food chain, but also provides cover for fish eggs and invertebrates.

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An underwater view of the marsh near Mahogany Hammock on the east side of the Everglades. Located in the Shark River Slough, this very wet portion of the Everglades contains grasses that are heavily laden with paraphyton, a type of algae. The algae plays a critical role as a base of the food chain, but also provides cover for fish eggs and invertebrates.

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An underwater view of the marsh near Mahogany Hammock on the east side of the Everglades. Located in the Shark River Slough, this very wet portion of the Everglades contains grasses that are heavily laden with paraphyton, a type of algae. The algae plays a critical role as a base of the food chain, but also provides cover for fish eggs and invertebrates.

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An underwater view of the marsh near Mahogany Hammock on the east side of the Everglades. Located in the Shark River Slough, this very wet portion of the Everglades contains grasses that are heavily laden with paraphyton, a type of algae. The algae plays a critical role as a base of the food chain, but also provides cover for fish eggs and invertebrates.

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An underwater view of the marsh near Mahogany Hammock on the east side of the Everglades. Located in the Shark River Slough, this very wet portion of the Everglades contains grasses that are heavily laden with paraphyton, a type of algae. The algae plays a critical role as a base of the food chain, but also provides cover for fish eggs and invertebrates.

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An underwater view of the marsh near Mahogany Hammock on the east side of the Everglades. Located in the Shark River Slough, this very wet portion of the Everglades contains grasses that are heavily laden with paraphyton, a type of algae. The algae plays a critical role as a base of the food chain, but also provides cover for fish eggs and invertebrates.

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An underwater view of the marsh near Mahogany Hammock on the east side of the Everglades. Located in the Shark River Slough, this very wet portion of the Everglades contains grasses that are heavily laden with paraphyton, a type of algae. The algae plays a critical role as a base of the food chain, but also provides cover for fish eggs and invertebrates.

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A rain-soaked landscape near Mahogany Hammock in EvergladesNational Park, Florida.

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Aerial of Everglades National Park showing hardwood hammocks that dot the river of grass north of Flamingo.

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Marsh near Mahogany Hammock on the east side of the Everglades. Located in the Shark River Slough, this very wet portion of the Everglades contains grasses that are heavily ladenwith periphyton, a type of algae. The algae plays a critical role as a base of the food chain, but also provides coverfor fish eggs.

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A man named Mangueira and his family settles in for the night in their hammocks in the Brazilian Amazon near the Capim River. Unlike many locals nearby, Mangueira has refused to allow logging on his property. His woods still provide him with an abundance of forest fruits, wild game and medicinal plants.

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Daily life along the Capim River in the Brazilian Amazon: adog begs for scraps as a child eats lunch in a hammock.

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Fruit and vegetable vendors sleep with their goods the night before the weekend market opens in Paragominas, Brazil. Forest villagers sell forest fruits and medicinal plants here.

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An oprhaned spider monkey with Rosamaria Ruiz in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park.

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