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A photographer holds a rhinoceros auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata) at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

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An uncle and niece spend time together in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Joel Sartore edits pictures with the help of Kambo, a red-crested turaco (Tauraco erythrolophus), at Tracy Aviary.

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A producer working with Louie Psihoyos, at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

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A group of parents take pictures of their children before prom in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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NBC Nightly News’ Anne Thompson interviews Joel Sartore and John Chapo at the Lincoln Childrens Zoo in Lincoln, NE.

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John Chapo prepares to be interviewed by Anne Thompson of NBC Nightly News in his office at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo

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Joel Sartore and a news crew from NBC Nightly News prepare to photograph a West African dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis tetraspis) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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NBC Nightly News’ Anne Thompson interviews Joel Sartore and John Chapo at the Lincoln Childrens Zoo in Lincoln, NE.

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Photographers, Christian Ziegler, Joel Sartore, Tim Laman and Ian Nichols along with, writer, Virginia Morrell on Bioko Island.

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A woman carrying a white pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) through her garage.

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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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A Mexican family wade across the Rio Grande beneath the International bridge, leaving Matamoros and entering Brownsville, Texas illegally.

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Ranch hands relax and joke after a day of working cattle on the 130,000-acre Callaghan ranch near Encinal, Texas.

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Surrounded by a mountain of maroon sweatshirts, top seamstress Rolanda Vasquez Hernandez assembles more sweatshirts to add to the pile. The sign above her head indicates that she meets or exceeds 100 percent of her production goal at the Nova/Link plant, a “maquiladora,” or assembly plant.

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A local resident draws a laugh from her daughter by donning the head of a musk ox (Ovibos moschatus) recently shot by her husband. Sport hunters are allowed to kill approximately 70 of these animals, once extinct in Alaska, per year.

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A volunteer collects seeds from wildflowers and native grasses to plant. Since they were never farmed, old graveyards are prime locations for finding the original tallgrass that has virtually disappeared elsewhere on the Great Plains.

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Portrait of a cattleman through a windshield standing with his horse on Hot Spings ranch north of Salmon, Idaho.

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A tourist films a replica of the desk in the Oval office in Boston, Massachusetts.

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A father and son view a fish kill, some of the 182 million fish which suffocated when organic matter depleted the oxygen supply in the Atchafalaya river basin after hurricane Andrew.

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A mother and son atop Holmes Lake Dam in Lincoln, Nebraska, with a huge thunderstorm in the background.

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A mother and son atop Holmes Lake Dam in Lincoln, Nebraska, with a huge thunderstorm in the background.

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A mother and son atop Holmes Lake Dam in Lincoln, Nebraska, with a huge thunderstorm in the background.

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A mother and son atop Holmes Lake Dam in Lincoln, Nebraska, with a huge thunderstorm in the background.

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A mother and son atop Holmes Lake Dam in Lincoln, Nebraska, with a huge thunderstorm in the background.

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A mother and son atop Holmes Lake Dam in Lincoln, Nebraska, with a huge thunderstorm in the background.

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A mother and son atop Holmes Lake Dam in Lincoln, Nebraska, with a huge thunderstorm in the background.

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A mother and son atop Holmes Lake Dam in Lincoln, Nebraska, with a huge thunderstorm in the background.

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A team inside the amphibian lab of Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador in Quito.

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Two scientists examine a ravine demolished by a road-widening/gravel mining project in Ecuador. The spot was once prime amphibian habitat.

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A researcher surveys a ravine that was clogged by a road-widening/gravel mining project near Limon, Ecuador. The area was once prime amphibian habitat.

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A woman holds a giant earthworm in the cloud forest reserve of Reserva Las Gralarias, near Mindo, Ecuador.

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A woman holds a giant earthworm in the cloud forest reserve of Reserva Las Gralarias, near Mindo, Ecuador.

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Joel Sartore holds a giant earthworm in the cloud forest reserve of Reserva Las Gralarias, near Mindo, Ecuador.

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A woman holds a giant earthworm in the cloud forest reserve of Reserva Las Gralarias, near Mindo, Ecuador.

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Joel Sartore with a long-snouted robber frog (Pristimantis appendiculatus) in the cloud forest reserve near Mindo, Ecuador.

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