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Louie Psihoyos and his crew film the Santa Cruz gopher snake (Pituophis catenifer pumilis) at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

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A zookeeper with a Santa Cruz gopher snake (Pituophis catenifer pumilis) at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

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A pink zebra beauty tarantula (Eupalaestrus campestratus) is videotaped by the Louie Psihoyos film crew at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

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Joel Sartore poses inside a transfer cage at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.

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A staff member from the Cuc Phuong Turtle Conservation Center measures a vulnerable Southeast Asiatic softshell (Amyda cartilaginea).

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A staff member from the Cuc Phuong Turtle Conservation Center weighs a vulnerable Southeast Asiatic softshell (Amyda cartilaginea).

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Joel Sartore photographs a vulnerable Southeast Asiatic softshell turtle (Amyda cartilaginea) at the Cuc Phuong Turtle Conservation Center in Vietnam.

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A staff member from the Cuc Phuong Turtle Conservation Center measures a vulnerable Southeast Asiatic softshell turtle (Amyda cartilaginea).

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An injured black flying fox delicately “tastes” Joel’s thumb at the Australia Bat Clinic in Advancetown, Queensland. Huge bats such as these are smart, social and play extremely critical roles in the environment, both as pollinators of crops and as seed dispersers.

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A false water cobra (Hydrodynastes gigas) is photographed at the Woodland Park Zoo.

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A false water cobra (Hydrodynastes gigas) is photographed at the Woodland Park Zoo.

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At day’s end, Joel Sartore shows pheasant photos to the bird keepers at the Houston Zoo.

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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.

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