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Joel Sartore photographs a Yaqui catfish (Ictalurus pricei) at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, AZ.

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Joel shows an image to a group during a Photo Ark shoot inside the reptile house at the Assam State Zoo in Guwahati, Assam, India.

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Scenes from the Ark shoot inside the reptile house at the Assam State Zoo in Guwahati, Assam, India.

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Scenes from the Ark shoot inside the reptile house at the Assam State Zoo in Guwahati, Assam, India.

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A young woman holds up her hands in the illuminating light.

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A woman lays on a stage with a pattern of lights shining on her.

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A southern three-banded armadillo (Tolypeutes matacus) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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A life-sized great white shark looms overhead at the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.

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A large sculpture of a raptor at the airport in Wellington, New Zealand.

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A woman cares for an injured peregrine falcon at Raptor Recovery Nebraska.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) at Houston Zoo.

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An Australasian swamphen or pukeko (Porphyrio melanotus) in a shooting tent at the Kiwi Birdlife Park in Queenstown, New Zealand.

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Joel Sartore on a Photo Ark photo shoot at the Assam State Zoo in Guwahati, Assam, India.

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Joel Sartore on a Photo Ark photo shoot at the Assam State Zoo in Guwahati, Assam, India.

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A photographer sets out gear needed for a photo shoot.

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The feet of teenage girl wearing high heels as she receives her high school diploma.

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The feet of teenage girl wearing high heels as she receives her high school diploma.

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A young woman holds a chicken during a photography shoot.

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A staged horror scene with a young woman and a chicken.

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A man gazes at a woman in a bedroom while she looks away.

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Staff members assisting with a photo shoot of Ikoto, the last male Sanford’s lemur (Eulemur sanfordi) in captivity at the Lemur Conservation Foundation near Myakka City, FL. He was born April 22, 1991, so he’s nearly 24 years old.

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