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Millions of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) roost on the Chincua Mountain near Angangueo, Mexico. This is one of five wintering roosts for monarchs, where the cool mountain climate slows their metabolism enough for them to overwinter before migrating back northward in the spring. Logging threatens this spectacle–Already one of the five sites is no longer used by the butterflies due to the forest being cleared.

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Twin farmers enjoy lunch at Mulligan’s Bar in Oxford, NE.

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A three-toed sloth clings to an ambaibo tree in Madidi National Park, Bolivia.

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A herd of bison (Bison bison) running across the prairie on the Triple U Bison Ranch near Fort Pierre, South Dakota. This ranch has about 2,000 head of bison on over 50,000 acres.

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A herd of bison (Bison bison) running across the prairie on the Triple U Bison Ranch near Fort Pierre, South Dakota. This ranch has about 2,000 head of bison on over 50,000 acres.

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Joel Sartore’s photograph of a family is featured on the cover of the Spring/Summer 2010 issue of Rails to Trails magazine.

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The opening spread of the article “The Ghost Bird” about the ivory-billed woodpecker, in the December, 2006 issue of National Geographic magazine, featuring Joel Sartore’s photos.

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The opening spread of the article “The Driest Place on Earth” about the Atacama Desert, in the August, 2003 issue of National Geographic magazine, featuring Joel Sartore’s photos.

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The opening spread of the article “The Wild Wet” about Brazilian Pantanal, in the August, 2005 issue of National Geographic magazine, featuring Joel Sartore’s photos.

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The opening spread of the article “Sanctuary: US National Wildlife Refuges” in the October, 1996 issue of National Geographic magazine, featuring Joel Sartore’s photos.

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The opening spread of the article “Return of the Gray Wolf” in the May, 1998 issue of National Geographic magazine, featuring Joel Sartore’s photos.

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The opening spread of the article “Nebraska: Standing Tall Again” in the November, 1998 issue of National Geographic magazine, featuring Joel Sartore’s photos.

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The opening spread of the article “Last Ones” about the Attwater’s prairie-chicken, in the March, 2002 issue of National Geographic magazine, featuring Joel Sartore’s photos.

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The opening spread of the article “Federal Lands” in the February, 1994 issue of National Geographic magazine, featuring Joel Sartore’s photos.

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The opening spread of the article “Boston” in the July, 1994 issue of National Geographic magazine, featuring Joel Sartore’s photos.

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The opening spread of the article “Utah” in the January, 1996 issue of National Geographic magazine, featuring Joel Sartore’s photos.

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The opening spread of the article “Tex-Mex” in the February, 1996 issue of National Geographic magazine, featuring Joel Sartore’s photos.

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The opening spread of the article “America’s Third Coast” in the July, 1992 issue of National Geographic magazine, featuring Joel Sartore’s photos.

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The opening spread of the article “Eagles on the Rise” in the November, 1992 issue of National Geographic magazine, featuring Joel Sartore’s photos.

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Joel Sartore’s photograph of pronghorn antelope is featured on the cover of the Summer, 2007 issue of Outdoor America magazine.

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Joel Sartore’s photograph of a girl and a butterfly is featured on the cover of the June/July 2006 issue of National Wildlife magazine.

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Joel Sartore’s photograph of an owl is featured on the cover of the February, 2007 issue of Orion magazine.

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Joel Sartore’s photograph of stuffed sheep being dusted at Cabela’s is featured on the January/February issue of Orion magazine.

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Joel Sartore’s photo of a cowboy roping a kitten is featured on the cover of the September, 1994 issue of RANGE magazine.

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Joel Sartore’s photo of a bald eagle is featured on the cover of the April, 2010 issue of NEBRASKAland magazine.

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Joel Sartore’s photo of a bat is featured on the cover of the January-February 2011 issue of NEBRASKAland magazine.

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Joel Sartore’s photo of a black-footed ferret is featured on the cover of the May – June 2009 issue of Audubon magazine.

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Joel Sartore’s photograph of a rough-skinned newt, featured on the cover of the April, 2007 issue of Audubon Magazine.

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Joel Sartore’s photograph of an oil well, featured on the cover of the September-October 2008 issue of Audubon Magazine.

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Joel Sartore’s photo of an oil-covered pelican is featured on the cover of the October, 2010 issue of National Geographic magazine.

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Joel Sartore’s photograph of wolves is featured on the May, 1998 cover of the Spanish edition of National Geographic magazine.

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Joel Sartore’s photograph of a northern spotted owl was featured on the cover of the October – November 2011 issue of National Wildlife Magazine.

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The town of Saint George a suburban sprawl in southwestern Utah.

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Wasatch Range and Brigham City, Utah, one of a string of Mormon communities originally settled by handpicked craftsmen, laborers, and school teachers, who arrived in 1847, redirecting mountain streams for farming.

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Two Ute Indian girls on a horse at sunset in Ouray, Utah.

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At Megahertz quality-control lab a technician scans for defects in electronic equipment. The company is one of 1,700 high-tech firms centered on the Wasatch Front in Utah.

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