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A teenage girl looks out the window in Elkhorn, Nebraska.

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A man sits inside of a hollowed out tree he built in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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An elderly man stands outside the fourth oldest home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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An elderly man stands outside the fourth oldest home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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An elderly man walks through the fourth oldest home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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An elderly man walks through the fourth oldest home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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An entomologist looks over the Dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae) captive breeding area at the Minnesota Zoo. This butterfly species is in steep decline due to the lack of its natural prairie habitat.

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

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An Eastern water dragon (Physignathus lesueurii lesueurii) at the Wild Life Sydney Zoo.

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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 endangered sunda pangolin (Manis javanica) at the Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.

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An endangered sunda pangolin (Manis javanica) at the Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.

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A staff member holds an endangered black-breasted leaf turtle (Geoemyda spengleri) at the Turtle Conservation Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.

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A staff member holds an endangered black-breasted leaf turtle (Geoemyda spengleri) at the Turtle Conservation Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.

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Joel Sartore photographs jaguarundi at Bear Creek Feline Center.

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Brazilian free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) set up at Night Wings Inc., in Lubbock, Texas.

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Danube crested newt (Triturus dobrogicus) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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A partial albino red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) at the Minnesota Zoo.

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A federally endangered poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek) at the Minnesota Zoo. There are only five adults in captivity, all at this zoo. There are just a few hundred left in the wild. Reason for its decline is still a mystery, but the catastrophic loss of prairie habitat due to farming/ethanol production are detrimental.

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A golden orb-web spider (Nephila maculata) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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A young boy plays with a wrist rocket slingshot near Cross Lake, Minnesota.

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A teenage girl wearing an arrow on her head near Leech Lake, Minnesota.

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A young boy stares out over the water at Leech Lake, Minnesota.

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A man holds seeds (Afzelia quanzensis) which will be used to replant clearcuts in Mt. Gorongosa someday. This handsome tree is known locally as mkongo, mbambakofi (and variations such as mbambamgofi). In English the tree is known as a pod mahogany tree.

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A variegated skink (Trachylepis variegata) from the Mt. Gorongosa in Mozambique, Africa.

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An African black-headed oriole (Oriolus larvatus tibicen) collected at Chitengo Camp in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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A mountain wagtail, also known as a long-tailed wagtail (Motacilla clara) in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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A mountain wagtail, also known as a long-tailed wagtail (Motacilla clara) in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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A swordbearer emperor dragonfly (Anax gladiator) collected in Gorongosa National Park.

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A man sweeps the floor of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

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