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A broad-billed Tody (Todus subulatus) near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



Bahia de las Aguilas - 8 km of undeveloped beach in Jaragua National Park in the Dominican Republic.



A view of the unique spiny forest that borders the beach of Bahia de las Aguilas at Jaragua National Park in the Dominican Republic.



A Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) with grass seeds on its face near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A snail near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A tarantula on a road near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A view of the unique spiny forest that borders the beach of Bahia de las Aguilas at Jaragua National Park in the Dominican Republic.



A Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) with a radial collar is released back into the forest near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A lizard near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A praying mantis near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A hawk moth near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A view of the unique spiny forest that borders the beach of Bahia de las Aguilas at Jaragua National Park in the Dominican Republic.



A tarantula on a road near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A broad-billed Tody (Todus subulatus) near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) with grass seeds on its face near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



The Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A broad-billed Tody (Todus subulatus) near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A broad-billed Tody (Todus subulatus) near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) with grass seeds on its face near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



Spiny forest in the Pedernales Province,Dominican Republic.



A hawk moth near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A cockroach near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



The Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A butterfly near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A lizard near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A butterfly near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



Researchers release a Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) from a cloth sack. This keeps the animal safe and calm before the radial collar fitting needed for their research.



A Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) with a radial collar is released back into the forest near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A moth near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A broad-billed Tody (Todus subulatus) near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A tarantula on a road near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A snail near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A lizard near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) with grass seeds stuck on its fur near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A tarantula on a road near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) with a radial collar near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A spider near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) with a radial collar is released back into the forest near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A broad-billed Tody (Todus subulatus) near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A spider near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A moth near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



Researchers carry a Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) in a cloth sack. This keeps the animal safe and calm before the radial collar fitting needed for their research.



A view of the unique spiny forest that borders the beach of Bahia de las Aguilas at Jaragua National Park in the Dominican Republic.



A cockroach near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A view of the unique spiny forest that borders the beach of Bahia de las Aguilas at Jaragua National Park in the Dominican Republic.



A researcher prepares the radial collar for the Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A broad-billed Tody (Todus subulatus) near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A spider near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A broad-billed Tody (Todus subulatus) near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



Researchers carry a Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) in a cloth sack. This keeps the animal safe and calm before the radial collar fitting needed for their research.



A separated tarantula leg near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) with grass seeds on its face near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A hawk moth near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A broad-billed Tody (Todus subulatus) near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) with a radial collar near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



Researchers carry a Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) in a cloth sack. This keeps the animal safe and calm before the radial collar fitting needed for their research.



A view of the unique spiny forest that borders the beach of Bahia de las Aguilas at Jaragua National Park in the Dominican Republic.



A cockroach near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



Researchers carry a Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) in a cloth sack. This keeps the animal safe and calm before the radial collar fitting needed for their research.



A Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) with a radial collar is released back into the forest near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



Researchers release a Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) from a cloth sack. This keeps the animal safe and calm before the radial collar fitting needed for their research.



Research gear needed for tracking the Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A hawk moth near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



Researchers carry a Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) in a cloth sack. This keeps the animal safe and calm before the radial collar fitting needed for their research.



Researchers carry a Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) in a cloth sack. This keeps the animal safe and calm before the radial collar fitting needed for their research.



A sand crab at Bahia de las Aguilas at Jaragua National Park in the Dominican Republic.



A snail near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A hawk moth near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A view of the unique spiny forest that borders the beach of Bahia de las Aguilas at Jaragua National Park in the Dominican Republic.



A broad-billed Tody (Todus subulatus) near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A cricket near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



The foot of a Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



Researchers handle a Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) by its thick tail. Handling the creature by the is seems to be the safest and gentlest method for both the solenodon and the researchers.



A snail near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



Researchers fit a radial collar onto a female Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A researcher handles a Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) by its thick tail. Handling the creature by the is seems to be the safest and gentlest method for both the solenodon and the researchers.



A Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) with a radial collar is released back into the forest near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



A Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) with a radial collar is released back into the forest near Pedernales,Dominican Republic.



Researchers handle a Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) by its thick tail. Handling the creature by the is seems to be the safest and gentlest method for both the solenodon and the researchers.



Researchers handle a Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) by its thick tail. Handling the creature by the is seems to be the safest and gentlest method for both the solenodon and the researchers.




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