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A wild gray wolf (member of the Druid Peak pack) silhouetted at sunset, in Yellowstone National Park.

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Wild wolves signal each other by howling in Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley. (Chief Joseph pack)

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Mexican gray wolf and pups at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, KS.

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A B-2 “Stealth Bomber” flies over southwestern Nebraska. Offutt AFB in Bellevue, NE the state’s main military installation.

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Club de Golf is in Arica, Chile in the Atacama Desert, the driest place on earth. Creative solutions to the lack of water include painting rocks blue to mark a “water hazard,” using strips of astroturf when hitting from the fairway, and putting used motor oil on the sand and then smoothing it to serve as a putting green.

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A reflection in the press-box window provides an unusual view of Memorial Stadium, home of the Univeristy of Nebraska Cornhuskers.

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A contestant in the Burwell, Nebraska Rodeo shows a previous year’s injury (his teeth were kicked out by a horse.)

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A kayaker moves under a tree covered with epiphytic moss on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

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Canada goose hunters at Upper Souris NWR, ND, using giant decoys to attract game.

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A horses hooves sink into soil during the dry season at Barra Mansa Ranch near Rio Negro in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front is still an intact ecosystem and home to bighorn sheep, grizzlies, and other animals. If the area is developed for coal bed methane drilling, that will all change.

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A tributary of the Colville River runs rich with fall color in the center of the Slope. This area is so far removed from civilization that it’s very possible nobody alive has ventured there before. The North Slope is home to more areas of true wilderness than anywhere else in the United States.

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Vast and unexplored, the Utukok Uplands are the summer calving grounds for the western arctic caribou herd. The area is thought to be underlain with deposits of coal, making the area vulnerable to strip mining.

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A barrier island near Point Lay separates Kasegaluk Lagoon from the Arctic Ocean near Point Lay. This lagoon is home to beluga whales, bowhead whales and seals.

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Polygon-shaped water formations line the Colville River delta, making it one of the best places in North America for breeding birds.

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The cold Humboldt current splashes up against a cliff packed with a breeding bird colony near Antofagasta, Chile. The life-filled waters that sustain the birds along the coast also create a high pressure dome that keeps the Atacama Desert cloudless and rain-free all year long.

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A dust devil springs up near the Pan-American Highway in Chile’s Atacama Desert.

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“El Dragon,” a large sand dune near Iquique, Chile at the edge of the Atacama Desert.

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All’s wet during the ‘full’ season in the Brazilian Pantanal, an array of seasonally flooded lowlands which makes for ideal habitat for a rich array of biodiversity.

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A tourist surveys darts used by the military as targets in practice flights over Cabeza Prieta NWR, Arizona.

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Aerial of Canyonlands National Park’s Needles District, Utah.

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A young hiker belts out a cry that echoes through the canyons of Deadhorse Point State Park in Utah.

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A mosquito is trapped in the sticky, diminuitive, and carnivorous sundew plant in Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia, Canada.

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Choco, a native of Madidi National Park, Bolivia, calls a jaguar in to an area near an eco-tourism lodge.

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Piranha fishing in the Tuichi River in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park.

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Natives bathe in the Tuichi river, a tributary of the Amazon, in Madidi National Park, Bolivia.

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Rafts made of mahogany are smuggled out of Madidi National Park on the Tuichi River (Bolivia.) Groups like EcoBolivia work to educate the locals on the real value of their land in hopes of preventing logging and deforestation.

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Rosamaria Ruiz, an environmental activist, with native guides on a canoe in the Tuichi River, a tributary of the Amazon, in Madidi National Park, Bolivia.

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Pantanieros (cowboys) on a ranch in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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Visitors to Vancouver Island search for gray whales in Clayoquot Sound.

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