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A stream of traffic at night in Cape Town, South Africa.
Joel Sartore photographs a Yaqui catfish (Ictalurus pricei) at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, AZ.
A woman lays on a stage with a pattern of lights shining on her.
Joel Sartore on a Photo Ark photo shoot at the Assam State Zoo in Guwahati, Assam, India.
A young man stands on the stage at the Lincoln Community Playhouse during a lighting test.
Ferris wheel at the Kansas State Fair.
A news piece on the Photo Ark at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.
Joel Sartore prepares for a photo shoot at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.
A zookeeper holds a blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna) the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.
A zookeeper prepares a blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna) for a photo shoot at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.
A woman helps set up the lights for the American bison shoot at the Oklahoma City Zoo.
A studio light set up at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.
Two women watch a Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) named Cassanova who is 4 1/2 months old, at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.
A man prepares a tent for a photo shoot.
An olive python (Liasis olivaceus olivaceus) climbs out of a light tent at the Wild Life Sydney Zoo.
A red spitting cobra (Naja pallida) is photographed at the Dallas Zoo.
A vulnerable Owston’s palm civet (Chrotogale owstoni) at the Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.
Joel Sartore’s butterfly shooting tent and lighting set up, Leech Lake, MN.
Joel Sartore photographs birds at a zoo.
Two zookeepers help a Canada goose named Beeper (Branta canadensis) have his picture taken at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.
The exterior of a home in Denver, Colorado.
Joel Sartore models inside a shooting tent at Raptor Recovery Nebraska.
An enclosure is set up to photograph a federally endangered pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis).
A federally threatened northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) being photographed by Joel Sartore.
A containment box is used to photograph Edward’s pheasants at the Sunset Zoo. This bird is so rare it’s nearly extinct in the wild now.
Joel on assignment photographing the federally endangered Iowa Pleistocene snail (Discus macclintocki).
A mother and daughter stand outside their old farmhouse in Dunbar, Nebraska.
A house and front yard with brightly colored Christmas decorations.
A Christmas tree lights a living room in Lincoln, Nebraska.
A Christmas tree lights up a living room.
A block in New York City lined with trees with holiday lights.
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