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A teenage boy find out his last scans for cancer came back clean.

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Joel Sartore and a news crew from NBC Nightly News prepare to photograph a West African dwarf crocodile at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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Two zookeepers assist a photographer with a black stork (Ciconia nigra) at the Fort Wayne Zoo.

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A mother and her two young sons at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Golden snub-nosed monkeys prepare to have their picture taken at Ocean Park.

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Joel on assignment photographing the federally endangered Iowa Pleistocene snail (Discus macclintocki).

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Joel on assignment photographing the federally endangered Iowa Pleistocene snail (Discus macclintocki).

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Joel on assignment photographing the federally endangered Iowa Pleistocene snail (Discus macclintocki).

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Children crawl through a tunnel inside a huge aquatic exhibit at the Houston Zoo.

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Members of the Escaramuza Espuelas de Oro, the Golden Spur Equestrian drill team, are dressed in traditional Mexican dress at a festival in El Paso, Texas.

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Ranch hands relax and joke after a day of working cattle on the 130,000-acre Callaghan ranch near Encinal, Texas.

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Before a highway is widened here, botanists are dispatched to instruct workers on how to safeguard the threatened western prairie fringed orchid. On rare occasions roads have been diverted to save imperiled vegetation, whose advocates complain that the ESA grants far less protection to plants than to animals.

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A grandfather poses with his granddaughters at his cattle ranch at the edge of the Mojave desert near Goffs, California.

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Old North Church visitors in private stalls praying in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Volunteers give oxygen to a tarpon (Tarpon atlanticus) before releasing it at dockside in the Boca Grande tarpon fishing tournament, where the purse is $165 ,000.

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Theatrical mermaids use oxygen tubes to breathe underwater while performing at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Weeki Wachee, Florida.

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Vietnamese teenagers search for oysters with hands and feet to earn pocket money.

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Workers from Southern Native Plants out of Milton, Florida planting sea oats (Uniola paniculata) on a newly created sand dune to protect Dauphin Island, Alabama from the deep water horizon oil spill.

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A boy (age 6) hugs his grandmother Sharon Sartore outside a home in eastern Nebraska.

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A clean up crew hired by BP tries to sop oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, along the shoreline on Queen Bess island in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

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Scientists examine frogs at the captive breeding facility known as Balsa de los Sapos, or Amphibian Ark, at Quito’s Catholic University, Ecuador.

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Three scientists examine the previous evening’s collection of amphibians in their hotel room in Limon, Ecuador.

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Two scientists examine a ravine demolished by a road-widening/gravel mining project in Ecuador. The spot was once prime amphibian habitat.

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Three generations of the Sartore family after an evening of fishing at a pond near Valparaiso, Nebraska.

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Joel Sartore at work in his home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A boy at his sixteenth birthday party in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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