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Joel shows an image to a group during a Photo Ark shoot inside the reptile house at the Assam State Zoo in Guwahati, Assam, India.

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Scenes from the Ark shoot inside the reptile house at the Assam State Zoo in Guwahati, Assam, India.

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Scenes from the Ark shoot inside the reptile house at the Assam State Zoo in Guwahati, Assam, India.

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Scenes from the Ark shoot inside the reptile house at the Assam State Zoo in Guwahati, Assam, India.

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Joel Sartore with a Horned screamer on assignment at the National Aviary of Colombia.

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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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Joel photographs a juvenile, northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) at the Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur, California.

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An Australasian swamphen or pukeko (Porphyrio melanotus) in a shooting tent at the Kiwi Birdlife Park in Queenstown, New Zealand.

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Staff members assisting with a photo shoot of Ikoto, the last male Sanford’s lemur (Eulemur sanfordi) in captivity at the Lemur Conservation Foundation near Myakka City, FL. He was born April 22, 1991, so he’s nearly 24 years old.

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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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Behind the scenes during a photo shoot at Pheasant Heaven, a private pheasant breeding center near Clinton, NC.

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Staff member with a Siamese fireback pheasant (Lophura diardi) at Pheasant Heaven, a private pheasant breeding center near Clinton, NC.

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A man with his Florida waterdogs (Necturus lodingi), a part of his private collection.

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Scene from the Photo Ark shoot at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Scene from the Photo Ark shoot at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Joel Sartore and a staff member prepare for a photo shoot at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Behind the scenes at the LA Zoo working with a critically endangered Santa Catalina Island rattlesnake (Crotalus catalinensis).

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Behind the scenes at the LA Zoo working with a critically endangered Santa Catalina Island rattlesnake (Crotalus catalinensis).

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A staff member tries her hand at amphibian photography at the Saint Louis Zoo.

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Saint Louis Zoo staff during a photo shoot of their critically endangered adult narrow-headed softshell turtle (Chitra chitra).

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Louie Psihoyos film crew documenting an endangered horned marsupial frog (Gastrotheca cornuta) at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

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A zookeeper holds a blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna) the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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A zookeeper prepares a blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna) for a photo shoot at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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A pink zebra beauty tarantula (Eupalaestrus campestratus) is videotaped by the Louie Psihoyos film crew at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

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A pink zebra beauty tarantula (Eupalaestrus campestratus) is videotaped by the Louis Psihoyos film crew at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

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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 photographs a vulnerable Southeast Asiatic softshell turtle (Amyda cartilaginea) at the Cuc Phuong Turtle Conservation Center in Vietnam.

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At day’s end, Joel Sartore shows pheasant photos to the bird keepers at the Houston Zoo.

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A containment box is used to photograph Edward’s pheasants at the Sunset Zoo. This bird is so rare it’s nearly extinct in the wild now.

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