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Andrea Hattan’s Make-A-Wish trip with Joel Sartore. This photo was taken along the Platte River at the Rowe Audubon Sanctuary near Kearney, Nebraska.

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Andrea Hattan’s Make-A-Wish trip with Joel Sartore. This photo was taken along the Platte River at the Rowe Audubon Sanctuary near Kearney, Nebraska.

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Andrea Hattan’s Make-A-Wish trip with Joel Sartore. This photo was taken along the Platte River at the Rowe Audubon Sanctuary near Kearney, Nebraska.

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Joel Sartore peers over a cliff while on assignment in Chile’s Atacama Desert.

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Photographer Joel Sartore at his historic farmstead near Walton, NE.

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Photographer Joel Sartore holds up an enlarged NGM cover in his living room in Lincoln, NE.

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Photographer Joel Sartore at his historic farmstead near Walton, NE.

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In order to photograph the endangered El Segundo Blue Butterfly at LAX, photographer Joel Sartore asked a biologist licensed to handle and study the species to help him build a plexiglass box to enclose the insect temporarily, as jets roared overhead. After several days of work, it paid off see image INS003-00001.

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Photographer Joel Sartore catches a nap next to a walrus-packed beach at Togiak NWR.

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Joel Sartore gets a little affection from two trained grizzly bears.

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Photographer Joel Sartore tests a “camera trap” designed to photograph an endangered Florida panther in the wild.

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Joel Sartore in a tree blind in Madidi. One of his guides lies on the floor, sick with an infection.

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Photographer Joel Sartore, high atop scaffolding in Madidi National Park. Sartore spent days on the scaffolding so he could photograph macaws in flight.

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Photographer Joel Sartore, high atop scaffolding in Madidi National Park. Sartore spent days on the scaffolding so he could photograph macaws in flight.

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Photographer Joel Sartore receives chemotherapy (antimony, an arsenic derivative) to treat leishmaniasis, a flesh-eating parasite that he got on assignment in Madidi National Park, Bolivia, through the bite of a phlebotomous sandfly.

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Working in Madidi National Park in Bolivia can be both a rewarding and exhausting experience, as photographer Joel Sartore demonstrates.

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Photographer Joel Sartore learns that thriving insect populations mean a healthy ecosystem in Madidi National Park.

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Joel Sartore, covered in paint, after a day of work restoring his historic home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Joel Sartore stands next to the cupola atop the barn at historic Waveland farm (farmstead ca. 1890).

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Joel Sartore stretches out to reach the tough spots as he restores his late 19th-century historic farm house (Waveland Farm) near Walton, Nebraska.

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