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Volunteers go catatonic at the snap of a hypnotist’s fingers at the Iowa state fair.

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A stunt man performs a car jump from a flaming ramp at the Iowa state fair.

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A ranch hand holds a dorado he has caught in the flooded forest on Barra Bansa ranch in Brazil.

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Wildlife spotter and guide in the rear-view mirror of his vehicle on the Rio Negro ranch in Brazil.

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Pronghorn antelope (Antilocapra americana) travel a road in the Modoc Plateau of northern California to avoid heavy snow.

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Ranch hands at the Bull and Gelding Sale in Red Bluff, California.

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Ranch hands pack bales of hay for winter in Modac County, California.

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A young boy dodges a nuzzle from a llama visiting his school in Palo Cedro, California.

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An elderly man gathers oranges in California’s citrus growing belt.

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A tanker moves down a channel which bisects Sabine NWR in Louisiana. Part of this reserve has a system of gates, which can be closed in case an oil spill occurs .

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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 musk ox bull (Ovibos moschatus) charges at Joel Sartore, on Nunivak Island, Alaska. These animals descended from stock brought in from Greenland in 1935.

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A wire fence keeps elk (Cervus canadensis) on Elk National refuge land and from roaming into the town of Jackson, Wyoming.

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A herd of American bison (Bison bison) standing in the rain on Fort Niobrara NWR in Nebraska.

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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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Ross’ geese (Chen rossii) fly over fields flooded for their benefit. The artificial habitat was created to divert the birds from feeding on farmers’ crops.

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Suburbs surround the salt ponds of San Diego Bay, part of which may become a new National Wildlife Refuge in California.

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Black skimmers (Rhynchops niger) on a salt pond beside San Diego bay in California.

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An aerial of bayou DeView, where there have been ivory billed woodpecker sightings in Arkansas.

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Biologists from Cornell eat their lunch standing while searching for the ivory billed woodpecker in the White River National Wildlife Refuge in St. Charles, Arkansas.

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A collection of more than sixty specimens of critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered ivory billed woodpecker, Campephilus principalis, at Harvard University.

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A male specimen of a critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered ivory billed woodpecker, Campephilus principalis.

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Rosa Maria Ruiz, a guide from Bolivia, holding a laminated photograph in the rain to make sure they are waterproof. She will use the photos in a traveling exhibition to remote villages to educate the Bolivians about the importance of protecting Madidi.

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In this winter nursery for gray whales (Eschrichtius glaucus), one of the cetaceans swims close to two whale-watching boats, seeking contact with now-friendly humans. Restored to healthy populations, California grays were recently taken off the endangered list. Atlantic grays, however, were long ago hunted into extinction .

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Skiers ride a lift at a resort near Sun Valley, Idaho.

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A rancher on horseback in Idaho’s snow-blanketed Salmon Valley at dusk.

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A forest ranger looks at heavy metal residue in Bucktail creek at Salmon National Forest in Idaho. The slag comes from nearby Blackbird mine, closed in the 1960’s.

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A copper-tailings impoundment next to a housing development in Arizona threatens leeching of chemicals into groundwater as seen in the sulfide-tinged pool of rainwater.

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A clear-cut in Salmon National Forest, Idaho. The reserve covers a 1.8- million -acre tract.

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A mountain biker and tire tracks that threaten to destroy living desert crust near Arches National Park, Utah.

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The rodeo princess poses with her horses at the Lemhi county fair in Salmon, Idaho.

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Traffic light at the corner of Main and Church streets in Salmon, Idaho.

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A young man carries his girlfriend away after graduating from high school in Salmon, Idaho.

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A group of masked waiters tend a summer wine auction in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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A young boy plays in a stream in Willamette National Forest, Oregon.

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Unplanned product of a foster-parent program for endangered whooping cranes (Grus americana), a “whoopill” was sired out of a whooper out of a great Sandhill crane (Grus canadensis canadensis). Having failed to produce a single breeding female, biologists have abandoned their efforts to create a viable flock of whooping cranes, whose numbers in the wild have crept from 51 in 1973 to about 165 today. Many think that, rather than struggling to restore a creature so near extinction, efforts should be concentrated on species in the early stages of danger.

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