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Joel Sartore photographs a Yaqui catfish (Ictalurus pricei) at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, AZ.

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A photographer prepares for a photo shoot at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, AK.

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Staff members at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center assist with a photoshoot of ‘Megan’ an olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea). This animal came in after becoming entangled in fishing gear. Once rehabbed, the animal will be released in waters off the coast.

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Staff members at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center assist with a photoshoot of ‘Megan’ an olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea). This animal came in after becoming entangled in fishing gear. Once rehabbed, the animal will be released in waters off the coast.

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Joel Sartore on a Photo Ark photo shoot at the Assam State Zoo in Guwahati, Assam, India.

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Joel Sartore on a Photo Ark photo shoot at the Assam State Zoo in Guwahati, Assam, India.

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A photographer sets out gear needed for a photo shoot.

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Photographing a male Lelwel hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus lelwel) at the San Antonio Zoo.

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A crowd gathers to watch the Photo Ark shoot inside the reptile house at the Assam State Zoo in Guwahati, Assam, India.

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

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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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Joel Sartore’s butterfly shooting tent and lighting set up, Leech Lake, MN.

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An assistant packs for a photographer’s trip to Africa.

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A man photographs an endangered Galapagos sea lion, Zalophus wollebaeki, on the beach at Espanola Island in Galapagos National Park.

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Two zookeepers assist a photographer with a black stork (Ciconia nigra) at the Fort Wayne Zoo.

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Tourists encounter a Galapagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vicina) on Urbina Bay, Isabela Island in Galapagos National Park.

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Tourists encounter a Galapagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vicina) on Urbina Bay, Isabela Island in Galapagos National Park.

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A man photographs tourists departing from Rabida Island in Galapagos National Park.

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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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Joel Sartore models inside a shooting tent at Raptor Recovery Nebraska.

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A federally threatened northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) being photographed by Joel Sartore.

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Photographing spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta) at the Sunset Zoo.

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Joel carefully photographs dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus) at the Sunset Zoo.

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Joel Sartore prepares to photograph El Segundo flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus terminatus). With fewer than 100 individuals left on Earth, this species is as close to extinction as you can get. This animal was thought to be extinct since the end of the 1960s but a small remnant population was discovered in the early 2000s.

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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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