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Northern Pintail male Delavan National Wildlife Refuge CA photo by Steve Emmons USFWS

Why I Took These Shots

Information icon Northern pintail duck at Delevan National Wildlife Refuge in California. (Photo: Steve Emmons/USFWS)

Steve Emmons is a refuge manager, a bird lover and an avid photographer. See our story, in which he reflects on a dozen of his favorite photos, including the one above.

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A black bear in a flowery meadow
Information icon American black bear at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Maine. (Photo: Keith Ramos/USFWS)