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Why I Took These Shots

Information iconParker River National Wildlife Refuge in Massachusetts. (Photo: Matt Poole/USFWS)  

“I find great humor in this image,” says U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service visitor services manager Matt Poole, noting how the herring gull sticks out among the sanderlings. More of Poole’s photos

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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)