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The amazing and intriguing Komodo dragon.
A captured mule deer will provide important conservation information in Wyoming. Photo: Mark Gocke, WGFD
Implements used for bloodletting. Photo by Peter Merholz through a Creative Commons license.
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Kirino Olpet, a local speargun fisherman and a Conservation Society of Pohnpei boat driver, fishing in the lagoon waters of Ant Atoll, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. Image credit: Nick Hall.
Screenshot from the City of Orange Beach, Alabama osprey nest live cam.
Snorkeling with sea lions. Photo: © Mark Godfrey/TNC
Many species of bats, include pallid bats (pictured) have been decimated by white nose fungus, but biologists are beginning to note signs of resilience. Photo credit: © Paul Berquist/TNC
Bill Gates. Credit: Steve Jurvetson/Flickr through a Creative Common license.
Bumble bee on rosinweed flower at The Nature Conservancy's Dahms Tract along the Central Platte River in Nebraska. Photo: ©Chris Helzer/TNC
The Nature Conservancy’s Erie Marsh Preserve contains 11 percent of the remaining wetlands in southeast Michigan.  Photo credit:  Jason Whalen/TNC
Small hydropower dams (often defined as below 30 MW) are frequently presumed to be low impact.  However, this dam, Veazie, on the Penobscot River, had a capacity of 8.4 MW and was a major barrier to migration for the most important population of Atlantic salmon in the US. It was removed in 2013. Photo: ©Misty Edgecomb/TNC
The red-throated wryneck -- or Jynx bird -- feasts on alates (the immature, winged form of termites). Photo credit: Steve Garvey, licensed through a Creative Commons 2.0 license.  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/  http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainbirder/6230714044/sizes/l/
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