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Endangered wood storks in a tree in the Pantanal, Brazil.

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A jabiru stork and its nest in the Pantanal, one of the world’s largest wetlands, in Brazil.

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Jabiru storks and their nest in the Pantanal, one of the world’s largest wetlands, in Brazil.

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A jabiru stork eats a piranha in the Pantanal, one of the world’s largest wetlands, in Brazil.

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A jabiru stork cleans its feathers in the Pantanal, one of the world’s largest wetlands, in Brazil.

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A jabiru stork in flight in the Pantanal, one of the world’s largest wetlands, in Brazil.

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A jabiru stork in the Pantanal, one of the world’s largest wetlands, in Brazil.

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A jabiru stork devours a piranha on the Pixaim River in theBrazilian Pantanal.

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A jabiru stork in the Pantanal, one of the world’s largest wetlands, in Brazil.

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In the Pantanal, an adult jabiru stork tends to it’s chick in a nest that was ravaged by bulldozers a week earlier. Conversion of wetlands and forests to farmland is now a major threat to the world’s largest freshwater marsh.

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A jabiru stork brings soft grasses to line its nest, oblivious to the destruction brought to the rest of the forest by bulldozers. Land is being cleared in the Brazilian Pantanal for development and agriculture at an alarming rate, threatening this wetland ecosystem.

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A jabiru stork brings soft grasses to line its nest, oblivious to the destruction brought to the rest of the forest by bulldozers. Land is being cleared in the Brazilian Pantanal for development and agriculture at an alarming rate, threatening this wetland ecosystem.

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A jabiru stork eats a piranha in the Pantanal, one of the world’s largest wetlands, in Brazil.

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