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  • Daniel Beltra

    For the last 20 years, award-winning photographer Daniel Beltra has dedicated his career to conservation. He captures the beautiful, the comical and the tragic side of nature through photography. This image is of an iceberg floating in the Ross Sea off the Antarctic coast, Feb. 14, 2007.
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    One of Beltra's most vivid memories is the emotion he felt while photographing the droughts that ravished the Brazilian countryside in 2005. In this photo, fires burn in the Amazon rain forest, set by local people to clear the ground for cattle or crop farming.
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    During a storm, the sun's rays strike a patch of pristine rainforest near Manaus, Brazil. Beltra was recognized with Prince Charles' Rainforests Project Award, the top prize of the Sony World Photography Awards 2009. Prince Charles had him document the world's most beautiful and endangered rain forests.
    Copyright ©Daniel Beltra, Courtesy The Prince's Rainforest Project and Sony
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    Prince Charles' organization aims to combat deforestation with incentives to keep the natural resources intact. This picture is of an Amazon horned frog in Cristalino State Park, Brazil.
    Copyright ©Daniel Beltra, Courtesy The Prince's Rainforest Project and Sony
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    A small island in Lake Mai-Ndombe appears through the cloud cover in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
    Copyright ©Daniel Beltra, Courtesy The Prince's Rainforest Project and Sony
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    Mbuti Pygmy girls are painted in clay for a boys' circumcision ceremony in their village in the Ituri Forest, Democratic Republic of Congo.
    Copyright ©Daniel Beltra, Courtesy The Prince's Rainforest Project and Sony
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    A dominant male proboscys monkey peeks through the trees in the Tanjung Puting National Park in Indonesia.
    Copyright ©Daniel Beltra, Courtesy The Prince's Rainforest Project and Sony
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    New palm oil plantations at Kuala Kuayan, Indonesia. Deforestation has struck hard in Indonesia. With just 30 percent of its natural forest remaining, deforestation has placed the island nation third, behind China and the United States, in carbon emissions worldwide.
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    A western lowland gorilla at the Apenheul Primate Park in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.
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    Curuai Lake, Brazil, devastated in 2005 by one of the worst droughts ever recorded in the Amazon region.
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    Thousands of dead fish clog the Furo do Lago Cristo Reis, a river hit by the 2005 drought near Manaus, Brazil.
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    A walrus sits precariously on a melting iceberg in the Chuckchi Sea between Russia and Alaska. A research ship, the MV Arctic Sunrise, sails past in the distance.
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