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Dead unidentified katydid in Sabah, Malaysia



Camouflaged moth in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Assassin bug in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Red brocket deer (Mazama americana) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Bat in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Green beetle at night in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Monk saki (Pithecia monachus) monkey in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


A young Narrow-billed Tody (Todus angustirostris) in Los Haitises National Park in the Dominican Republic.



Frog in the Pristimantis genus at night in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Black caiman (Melanosuchus niger) at night on the Tiputini River in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Masked crimson tanager (Ramphocelus nigrogularis) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Orangutan bridge over the Kinabantagan River to connect fragmented populations in Sabah, Malaysia



Wild male Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) in a tree along the Kinabantagan River in Sabah, Malaysia



Cobalt-winged parakeets (Brotogeris cyanoptera) at a clay lick in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Golden-mantled tamarin (Saguinus tripartitus) raiding a banana garden in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Wild female Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris), which was raised by an indigenous tribe after her mother was hunted for food, periodically seeks out humans


Juvenile cobra (unidentified species) along the road entering Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Sabah, Malaysia



Golden-mantled tamarin (Saguinus tripartitus) raiding a banana garden in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Golden-mantled tamarin (Saguinus tripartitus) raiding a banana garden in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Ringed kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Small yellow-black spider in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Macaque (unidentified species) in Sabah, Malaysia



Lizard in Paramaribo



Green sea turtle limb--killed by a jaguar



Bird in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


A young Narrow-billed Tody (Todus angustirostris) in Los Haitises National Park in the Dominican Republic.



Golden-mantled tamarin (Saguinus tripartitus) raiding a banana garden in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Great kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Spider in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Many-banded aracari (Pteroglossus pluricinctus) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Parrots (species?) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Ani in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Ringed kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Bearded pig (Sus barbatus) at the mud volcano in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia



Cobalt-winged parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) and butterflies at a clay lick in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Insect in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Macaques (unidentified) on the banks of the Kinabantagan River in Sabah, Malaysia



Invertebrate in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Katydid leaving its exoskeleton at night in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Ants swam leaf in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Wild female Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris), which was raised by an indigenous tribe after her mother was hunted for food, periodically seeks out humans


Green sea turtle killed by a jaguar



Butterfly rests on camera in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Crested owl (Lophostrix cristata) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Great kiskadees (Pitangus sulphuratus) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Rufescent tiger heron (Tigrisoma lineatum) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Red, blue, and yellow (on the underside) butterfly in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Orange-cheeked parrot (Pyrilia barrabandi) a clay lick in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Monk saki (Pithecia monachus) monkey in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Snake at night in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Orange spider at night in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Oropendolas (species?) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


The hairy and muddy ear of the Bornean rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni), the hairiest of the world's rhinos. This rhino, Tam, is a captive individual representing hopes for ex-situ breeding of the Critically Endangered subspecies of the Sumatran rhino (also Critically Endangered).



Bird silhouette in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Capped herons (Pilherodius pileatus) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Fish in oxbow lake in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Cobalt-winged parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) and orange-cheeked parrot (Pyrilia barrabandi) a clay lick in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Wild female Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris), which was raised by an indigenous tribe after her mother was hunted for food, periodically seeks out humans


Dragonfly in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Wild female Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris), which was raised by an indigenous tribe after her mother was hunted for food, periodically seeks out humans


Beaver swimming in Gooseberry State Park, Minnesota



Monk saki (Pithecia monachus) monkey in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Turtle with what looks like ticks on its shell in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Golden-mantled tamarin (Saguinus tripartitus) raiding a banana garden in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Red, blue, and yellow (on the underside) butterfly in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Spider on leaf in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Masked crimson tanager (Ramphocelus nigrogularis) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Orange-cheeked parrot (Pyrilia barrabandi) a clay lick in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) in rehabilitation at Sepilok with pig-tailed macaque (Macaca nemestrina) peering behind



Golden-mantled tamarins (Saguinus tripartitus) raiding a banana garden in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Beetle in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Bat hanging out on ox-bow lake in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


White-chinned jacamar (Galbula tombacea) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Swifts (unidentified) in cliffs along the Kinabantagan River in Sabah, Malaysia



Butterfly (unidentified species) in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia



Close-up of wild female Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris), which was raised by an indigenous tribe after her mother was hunted for food, periodically seeks out humans


Black caiman (Melanosuchus niger) in an ox-bow lake in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Wild female Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris), which was raised by an indigenous tribe after her mother was hunted for food, periodically seeks out humans


A (unidentified species) Macaque visit lodge in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia



Juvenile frog in the Pristimantis genus in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


A (unidentified species) Macaque visit lodge in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia



Golden-mantled tamarin (Saguinus tripartitus) raiding a banana garden in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Unidentified raptor on the banks of the Kinabantagan River in Sabah, Malaysia



Cobalt-winged parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) and orange-cheeked parrot (Pyrilia barrabandi) a clay lick in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Bat hanging out on ox-bow lake in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon



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