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Police, seen through the windshield of a truck, stop visitors speeding in Chile’s Atacama desert.

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Bush meat shoppers pay to have the fur singed off a drill monkey in Malabo on Bioko island, Equatorial Guinea.

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Herpetologists look for central newts (Notophthalmus viridescens louisianensis) at a vernal pool in Bennett Springs State Park near Lebanon, Missouri.

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An Eastern ringnecked snake (Diadophis punctatus edwardsii) found on the Snake Road, near Ware, Illinois. This three mile stretch of road is closed to traffic when the snakes are migrating from limestone cliffs to the swamp nearby.

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A lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) caught in a net by fishermen in Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho.

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Biologists collect samples from a vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) Clark Fork River, Idaho.

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A biologist holds a bat that was killed by a wind turbine on a wind farm in southwest Pennsylvania. Biologists calculate that an average of 32 bats and nearly 5 birds are killed per turbine per season here, having a deadly effect on migrating wildlife.

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A biologist holds a male bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus), captured for a study near Wood River, Nebraska. They will put tiny geolocators, which track sun intensity as well as sunrise and sunset, the birds’ backs. When the birds are recaptured (months from now) and the data is downloaded and used to calculate the birds’ migratory route. The species winters in South America, but little is known of its specific route.

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Biologists tag a male bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) in Nebraska. They will put tiny geolocators, which track sun intensity as well as sunrise and sunset, the birds’ backs. When the birds are recaptured (months from now) and the data is downloaded and used to calculate the birds’ migratory route. The species winters in South America, but little is known of its specific route.

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A male bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) near Wood River, Nebraska.

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Biologists capture a male bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) near Wood River, Nebraska. They will put tiny geolocators, which track sun intensity as well as sunrise and sunset, the birds’ backs. When the birds are recaptured (months from now) and the data is downloaded and used to calculate the birds’ migratory route. The species winters in South America, but little is known of its specific route.

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An endangered (IUCN and US) golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) caught in a mist net by scientists from the Nature Conservancy. Scientists net and band golden-cheeked warblers at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas.

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Workers from Southern Native Plants out of Milton, Florida are planting sea oats (Uniola paniculata) in sand dunes on Dauphin Island, Alabama.

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A dead bait fish in a gloved hand covered with crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. This fish was found on the top of a thick oil slick.

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A dead bait fish in a gloved hand covered with crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. This fish was found on the top of a thick oil slick.

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Extinct species of amphibians on display at Catholic University, Ecuador.

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A scientist holds a Mount Lyell salamander (Hydromantes platycephalus) in the Sixty Lake Basin of King’s Canyon National Park, Nevada.

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A scientist holds a Mount Lyell salamander (Hydromantes platycephalus) in the Sixty Lake Basin of King’s Canyon National Park, Nevada.

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After being examined for chytrid fungus, a male harlequin frog (Atelopus sp.) is shown to members of the press at a research site near Limon, Ecuador.

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A harlequin frog (Atelopus sp.) is swabbed for study at a research site near Limon, Ecuador.

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A person holding morel mushrooms (Morchella esculenta) that were found along the Steamboat Trace trail between Peru and Nebraska City, Nebraska.

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A vulnerable stout salamander (Pachyhynobius shangchengensis).

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A Cameroon forest treefrog (Leptopelis brevirostris) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A senior man wipes his forehead on a fishing trip at a Nebraska farm pond.

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An expedition guide holds fruit that been chewed by mammals on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A father and his daughter at their home in Washington, D.C.

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A young girl holds a bright pink gum ball in her hand.

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A family tempts their basset hound with treats in a Nebraska home.

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A scorpion mud turtle (Kinosternon scorpiodes) at the Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City.

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A hybrid orangutan (cross between Bornean and Sumatran) (Pongo pygmaeus x Pongo abelii) named Jambi, at the Chapultepec Zoo, Mexico City, Mexico.

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A hybrid orangutan (cross between Bornean and Sumatran) (Pongo pygmaeus x Pongo abelii) named Jambi, at the Chapultepec Zoo, Mexico City, Mexico.

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A hybrid orangutan (cross between Bornean and Sumatran) (Pongo pygmaeus x Pongo abelii) named Jambi, at the Chapultepec Zoo, Mexico City, Mexico.

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A hybrid orangutan (cross between Bornean and Sumatran) (Pongo pygmaeus x Pongo abelii) named Jambi, at the Chapultepec Zoo, Mexico City, Mexico.

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A Harris’s hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus harrisi) is held by a handler at the New York State Zoo in Watertown, NY.

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Holding and releasing a thin-billed prion (Pachyptila belcheri), a type of petrel, a seabird, near Ushaia on the Argentinian mainland.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) at the XCaret Resort in Mexico.

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