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Young boys watch their elders compete in a seal skin boat race off the coast of Barrow.

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Young boys watch their elders compete in a seal skin boat race off the coast of Barrow.

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Joel Sartore gets a little affection from two trained grizzly bears.

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The endangered Bruneau Hot Springs snail in Bruneau, Idaho.

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Salt Creek tiger beetles mating in northern Lancaster County, Nebraska. The insect only exists in this rare inland saline marsh, and is threatened by development.

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Salt Creek tiger beetles mating in northern Lancaster County, Nebraska. The insect only exists in this rare inland saline marsh, and is threatened by development.

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Salt Creek tiger beetles mating in northern Lancaster County, Nebraska. The insect only exists in this rare inland saline marsh, and is threatened by development.

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Workers on a deep gas drilling rig near Rifle, CO pause for a portrait.

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Workers on a deep gas drilling rig near Rifle, CO pause for a portrait.

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Barges tow an oil rig through the bayou country near Homa, LA.

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Barges tow an oil rig through the bayou country near Homa, LA.

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Barges tow an oil rig through the bayou country near Homa, LA.

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Daily life along the Capim River in the village Quiandeua: children transport tortoises taken for food. After extensivelogging was allowed here, many villagers began living in poverty, scrounging whatever they could from the lands nearby.

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Daily life along the Capim River in Quiandeua village: A woman displays tortoises which will soon be killed for food. Villagers live in poverty after selling off their forests to the timber companies in exchange for a little cash and some alcohol.

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Red-legged kittiwakes nest on the side of St. George Island in the Pribilofs (Alaska).

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Tufted puffins on St. Paul Island in the Pribilofs (Alaska).

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Black skimmers (Rynchops niger) at the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, California.

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Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) show off their distinctive plumage in the rainforests of Bolivia’s Madidi National Park.

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American wood storks (endangered) in the Florida Panther NWR.

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American wood storks (endangered) in the Florida Panther NWR.

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American wood storks (endangered) in the Florida Panther NWR.

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American wood storks (endangered) in the Florida Panther NWR.

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American wood storks at Ding Darling NWR near Captiva, FL.

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Tundra swans (Cygnus columbianus) in flight at Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, between California and Oregon.

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Tundra swans (Cygnus columbianus) in flight at J. Clark Salyer NWR.

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Lesser prairie-chickens (candidate for federal Endangered Species listing) booming in Oklahoma.

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Lesser prairie-chickens (candidate for federal Endangered Species listing) booming in Oklahoma.

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Lesser prairie-chickens (candidate for federal Endangered Species listing) booming in Oklahoma.

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Lesser prairie-chickens (candidate for federal Endangered Species listing) booming in Oklahoma.

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A male greater sage grouse struts for a female near Craig, CO.

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Two male greater sage grouse strutting (a mating display) near Craig, CO.

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Male sage grouse call out during a mating display. (Near Craig, CO.)

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