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Kathy Sartore, sick from chemotherapy for breast cancer, retreats into her room. (Lincoln, NE.)

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Kathy Sartore, sick from chemotherapy for breast cancer, retreats into her room. (Lincoln, NE.)

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Kathy Sartore, sick from chemotherapy for breast cancer, retreats into her room. (Lincoln, NE.)

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Kathy Sartore, sick from chemotherapy for breast cancer, retreats into her room. (Lincoln, NE.)

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An exhausted Kathy Sartore surveys her kitchen in Lincoln, NE.

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Tired detasslers sleep on the way home from a long day. Detassling crews put in long, tough days during the summer as they remove the tassels from seed corn. (Seed corn is harvested and then planted by farmers to grow corn for livestock feed, food additives, and ethanol production.)

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Ranch hands in the Nebraska Sandhills take a break after dinner.

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Ranch hands in the Nebraska Sandhills take a break after dinner.

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Scene from the First Salmon Festival and pow wow, a Native American celebration in Celilo, OR.

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Scene from the First Salmon Festival and pow wow, a Native American celebration in Celilo, OR.

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Photographer Joel Sartore catches a nap next to a walrus-packed beach at Togiak NWR.

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The crew of a coal bed methane drilling rig relaxes for a few minutes near Buffalo, WY.

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Medicinal bark, leaves and forest fruits are spread out on the ground at a workshop on forest products in the Brazilian Amazon.

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A young girl displays medicinal barks & leaves at a workshop on forest products in the Brazilian Amazon.

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A sleeping dog lies next to medicinal bark & leaves at a workshop on forest products in the Brazilian Amazon.

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Fruit and vegetable vendors sleep with their goods the night before the weekend market opens in Paragominas, Brazil. Forest villagers sell forest fruits and medicinal plants here.

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Sleeping through the day, a great potoo bird blends perfectly with the tree it’s resting on. Potoos are one of the most well camouflaged birds in South America.

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An endangered Northern spotted owl, a source of much controversy in logging communities of the Pacific Northwest.

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Critically endangered (IUCN) and federallly endangered California condor chick, (Gymnogyps californianus), pecking its way into the world at acaptive breeding facility.

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A newly hatched California condor chick, (Gymnogyps californianus), critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered; at the San Diego Wild Animal Park’s captive breeding facility.

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Critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered California condor chick, (Gymnogyps californianus), pecking its way into the world at acaptive breeding facility.

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Sandhill cranes roosting on the Platte River in Nebraska.

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Sandhill cranes roosting on the Platte River in Nebraska.

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Sandhill cranes roosting on the Platte River in Nebraska.

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Sandhill cranes roosting on the Platte River in Nebraska.

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Sandhill cranes roosting on the Platte River in Nebraska.

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Sandhill cranes roosting on the Platte River in Nebraska.

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Sandhill cranes roosting on the Platte River in Nebraska.

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Two sandhill cranes sleep in a corn field near Kearney, NE along the Platte River.

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Grizzly asleep in cotton flower on Alaska’s north slope. The bear was tranquilized by biologists so they could radio collar it.

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A grizzly bear takes a nap in Katmai National Park, Alaska.

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A dog naps next to the fire in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park.

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Voted “Dumbest Breed” by the American Kennel Club several years running, Joan typifies the Afghan Hound’s intelligence.

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Voted “Dumbest Breed” by the American Kennel Club several years running, Joan typifies the Afghan Hound’s intelligence.

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An endangered Florida panther waits in a Tampa zoo for the chance to breed.

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