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Joel Sartore photographs a critically endangered spoon-billed sandpiper (Calidris pygmaea) at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Slimbridge in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. This individual is part of a captive rearing project to save this species.

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Photographer Joel Sartore receives chemotherapy (antimony, an arsenic derivative) to treat leishmaniasis, a flesh-eating parasite that he got on assignment in Madidi National Park, Bolivia, through the bite of a phlebotomous sandfly.

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Portrait of Joel Sartore by Ellen Sartore at Spring Creek Prairie near Denton, Nebraska.

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Portrait of Joel Sartore by Ellen Sartore at Spring Creek Prairie, near Denton, Nebraska.

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Portrait of Joel Sartore by Ellen Sartore at Spring Creek Prairie, near Denton, Nebraska.

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Portrait of Joel Sartore by Ellen Sartore at Spring Creek Prairie, near Denton, Nebraska.

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Portrait of Joel Sartore by Ellen Sartore at Spring Creek Prairie, near Denton, Nebraska.

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Portraits of the mounted skin of Nabire, a female northern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) who died here at the Safari Park Dvur Kralove in July of 2015. At the time of her death, she was one of just five left alive.

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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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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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Photographing a male Lelwel hartebeest (Alcelaphus 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 pumilus) 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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