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Home Stretch

Back arched, toes splayed, and tail fanned out, a baby viscacha takes a long stretch under the watchful eye of its mother.

Photograph by Joel Sartore
From Final Edit, National Geographic magazine, August 2003

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Call of the Wild

The trademark bellow of a Steller sea lion resonates across rocky terrain near Unalaska. Since the 1970s, Steller populations have fallen 80 percent in western Alaska waters, a consequence, some environmentalists say, of overfishing.

Photograph by Susie Post Rust
From Alaska's Wild Archipelago, National Geographic magazine, August 2003

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