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Red-bellied piranhas surround guests crawling through an underwater tunnel at the Houston Zoo.

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A producer working with Louie Psihoyos, at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

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A zookeeper with a Santa Cruz gopher snake (Pituophis catenifer pumilis) at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

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Brazilian free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) set up at Night Wings Inc., in Lubbock, Texas.

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Brazilian free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) set up at Night Wings Inc., in Lubbock, Texas.

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A woman and her son watch the sun set at Leech Lake, Minnesota.

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A woman and her son watch the sun set at Leech Lake, Minnesota.

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A woman and her son pose for a picture at Leech Lake, Minnesota.

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Local kids collect insects for the bioblitz in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, Africa.

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Preparation for a bioblitz in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, Africa.

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Two boys search for specimens for the bioblitz in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, Africa.

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Cookies are prepared at the The Cookie Company, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A mother combs her daughter’s hair before doing chores, Bennet, Nebraska.

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A woman and her daughter rest while doing chores, Bennet, Nebraska.

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A young boy is scolded by his mother, Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A team works on repairing a roof of an old house, Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Ellen Sartore dyes her dog, Baxter pink, Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A young boy, age 9, with his 3rd grade teacher, Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A father and son inspect their catch, a large mouth bass, Valparaiso, Nebraska.

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Zoo keepers wear crane costumes to bond with juvenile Mississippi sandhill cranes at the Audubon Species Survival Center, part of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. With just 110 adults in the wild now, every chick counts, and so young birds are taught how to forage for food by their human ‘parents’ out in flight pens until it’s time to be released into the wild again.

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Zoo keepers wear crane costumes to bond with juvenile Mississippi sandhill cranes at the Audubon Species Survival Center, part of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. With just 110 adults in the wild now, every chick counts, and so young birds are taught how to forage for food by their human ‘parents’ out in flight pens until it’s time to be released into the wild again.

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Zoo keepers wear crane costumes to bond with juvenile Mississippi sandhill cranes at the Audubon Species Survival Center, part of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. With just 110 adults in the wild now, every chick counts, and so young birds are taught how to forage for food by their human ‘parents’ out in flight pens until it’s time to be released into the wild again.

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Zoo keepers wear crane costumes to bond with juvenile Mississippi sandhill cranes at the Audubon Species Survival Center, part of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. With just 110 adults in the wild now, every chick counts, and so young birds are taught how to forage for food by their human ‘parents’ out in flight pens until it’s time to be released into the wild again.

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Zoo keepers wear crane costumes to bond with juvenile Mississippi sandhill cranes at the Audubon Species Survival Center, part of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. With just 110 adults in the wild now, every chick counts, and so young birds are taught how to forage for food by their human ‘parents’ out in flight pens until it’s time to be released into the wild again.

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Zoo keepers wear crane costumes to bond with juvenile Mississippi sandhill cranes at the Audubon Species Survival Center, part of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. With just 110 adults in the wild now, every chick counts, and so young birds are taught how to forage for food by their human ‘parents’ out in flight pens until it’s time to be released into the wild again.

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Zoo keepers wear crane costumes to bond with juvenile Mississippi sandhill cranes at the Audubon Species Survival Center, part of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. With just 110 adults in the wild now, every chick counts, and so young birds are taught how to forage for food by their human ‘parents’ out in flight pens until it’s time to be released into the wild again.

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Zoo keepers wear crane costumes to bond with juvenile Mississippi sandhill cranes at the Audubon Species Survival Center, part of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. With just 110 adults in the wild now, every chick counts, and so young birds are taught how to forage for food by their human ‘parents’ out in flight pens until it’s time to be released into the wild again.

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Zoo keepers wear crane costumes to bond with juvenile Mississippi sandhill cranes at the Audubon Species Survival Center, part of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. With just 110 adults in the wild now, every chick counts, and so young birds are taught how to forage for food by their human ‘parents’ out in flight pens until it’s time to be released into the wild again.

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Zoo keepers wear crane costumes to bond with juvenile Mississippi sandhill cranes at the Audubon Species Survival Center, part of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. With just 110 adults in the wild now, every chick counts, and so young birds are taught how to forage for food by their human ‘parents’ out in flight pens until it’s time to be released into the wild again.

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