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A river's form and function are profoundly woven together. Photo: Photo: ©Erika Nortemann/TNC
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Alligator, Lake Martin, Cyprus Island Preserve, Atchafalaya Basin. Image credit: Rumplestiltskin1/Flickr through a Creative Commons license.
Zebra stripes serve as fly protection, not camouflage, evidence suggests. © Kenneth K. Coe
The Nature Conservancy's Galbadrakh (Gala) Davaa, (on left) Director of Conservation for the Mongolia Program, watches wildlife with herder Nanzaddorj Namkhai, a volunteer ranger at the Ugtam Nature Reserve on the vast Mongolian grasslands.
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The mola mola. Photo: Per-Ola Norman, released into public domain.
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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

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