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Mean Season

Mean Season
Photograph by Joel Sartore

Intrude on a male Attwater’s territory during breeding season and prepare to face his wrath. “I’ve seen them chase off cows,” says photographer Joel Sartore. Down from as many as a million at the turn of the 20th century, the species will need every bit of that tenacity to survive.



Camera: Nikon F-5
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia
Lens: Nikon 17-35mm AFS f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/2.8
Weather Conditions: Overcast
Time of Day: 3 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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