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Millions of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) roost on the Sierra Chincua (Chincua mountain) near Angangueo, Mexico. This is one of five wintering roosts for monarchs, where the cool mountain climate slows their metabolism enough for them to overwinter before migrating back northward in the spring. Logging threatens this spectacle: already one of the five sites is no longer used by the butterflies due to the forest being cleared.

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Hungry Horse Dam, one of the biggest dams that blocks bull trout movements in Northern Montana. Note that biologists say this dam actually prevents non-native fish from moving upstream here, which today is a good thing. No fish ladder or passages were incorporated into this or any other dam in this region at the time they were built.

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A fisherman in the Bighorn (Ram) Creek, part of the Kootenay River system in British Columbia, Canada.

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A fisheries technician for dam owner Avista, uses a radio antenna to track tagged bull trout in a stream that feeds into Noxon Reservoir. Biologists track a handful of tagged fish daily to try and learn about their migratory movements, which a series of dams on the nearby Clark Fork River have severely impeded.

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An ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) photographed with a camera trap in Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in Texas.

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A bobcat (Lynx rufus) traverses along the Mexican-Texas border. A border wall along the lower Rio Grande in Texas divides nations as well as habitats, hindering daily essential movements of animals in the area. Bobcats would normally cross the border to find mates or catch dinner. The wall also blocks the dailly rounds of ocelots, another member of the cat family. Photograph by Joel Sartore with Mitch Sternberg, Jennifer Lowry, and Naghma Malik, all U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Red-headed woodpeckers (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) feed their young high in the forest canopy at Spring Creek Prairie near Denton, Nebraska.

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Red-headed woodpeckers (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) feed their young high in the forest canopy at Spring Creek Prairie near Denton, Nebraska.

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A train crosses over a bridge in the Walton area of Glacier National Park, Montana.

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A mother mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus) and her baby walk down a rocky path in Glacier National Park, Montana.

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Red-headed woodpeckers (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) feed their young high in the forest canopy at Spring Creek Prairie near Denton, Nebraska.

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Red-headed woodpeckers (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) feed their young high in the forest canopy at Spring Creek Prairie near Denton, Nebraska.

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Endangered (US and IUCN) golden-cheeked warblers (Dendroica chrysoparia) Killeen, Texas.

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Endangered (US and IUCN) golden-cheeked warblers (Dendroica chrysoparia) Killeen, Texas.

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A vulnerable black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) at a nest in an Ashe juniper, Fort Hood, TX. Though at an active military base, this is a haven for this endangered species.

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Brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) and their chicks, covered with oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, on Cat island in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

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Near Mindo, where agricultural use meets the cloud forest, Ecuador.

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A young man bird watching along the Steamboat Trace trail between Nebraska City and Peru, Nebraska.

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A young man bird watching along the Steamboat Trace trail between Nebraska City and Peru, Nebraska.

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A young man and girl bird watching along the Steamboat Trace trail between Nebraska City and Peru, Nebraska.

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A young man and girl bird watching along the Steamboat Trace trail between Nebraska City and Peru, Nebraska.

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A young man and girl bird watching along the Steamboat Trace trail between Nebraska City and Peru, Nebraska.

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A young man and girl bird watching along the Steamboat Trace trail between Nebraska City and Peru, Nebraska.

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A young girl bird watching along the Steamboat Trace trail between Peru and Nebraska City, Nebraska.

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A young girl bird watching along the Steamboat Trace trail between Peru and Nebraska City, Nebraska.

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A young girl bird watching along the Steamboat Trace trail between Peru and Nebraska City, Nebraska.

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A young girl bird watching along the Steamboat Trace trail between Peru and Nebraska City, Nebraska.

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A young girl bird watching along the Steamboat Trace trail between Peru and Nebraska City, Nebraska.

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A mother and son hold hands together next to Leech Lake, Minnesota.

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A redbud tree (Cercis canadensis) in bloom along the Steamboat Trace trail between Nebraska City and Peru, Nebraska.

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A redbud tree (Cercis canadensis) in bloom along the Steamboat Trace trail between Nebraska City and Peru, Nebraska.

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A redbud tree (Cercis canadensis) in bloom along the Steamboat Trace trail between Nebraska City and Peru, Nebraska.

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A redbud tree (Cercis canadensis) in bloom along the Steamboat Trace trail between Nebraska City and Peru, Nebraska.

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A redbud tree (Cercis canadensis) in bloom along the Steamboat Trace trail between Nebraska City and Peru, Nebraska.

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