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snailkiteIn his new book Everglades: America’s Wetland, award-winning conservation photographer Mac Stone showcases the natural beauty and resilience of the largest subtropical wilderness in the U.S.

In this behind-the-scenes vid, we see what it takes to capture the hard-earned cover image in a place where nature doesn’t always care to cooperate.

“There is hardly a bird more emblematic of the impacts of mankind and the biological conditioning of this habitat than the endangered snail kite. To get permission to photograph this bird I needed to work directly with state biologists. I wanted an image that I had never seen before, something to represent the unique behavior of this incredible bird. This is the story behind imagining and eventually creating the image that would become the cover of the book.”

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