From the hills of Afghanistan to the reefs off Madagascar, from a tiny chameleon to the sizable Asian elephant, these were our 10 favorite photos from the field this year (in no particular order).
A Fito leaf chameleon in Madagascar fits on a fingertip.
Hard to miss these Asian elephants, caught on a camera trap in Thailand's Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary.
How's this for a backyard regular? A leopard in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
A rare glimpse of a snow leopard in the Hindu Kush Mountains in Afghanistan.
A lowland tapir photographed by camera trap in the Amazon.
A puma kicks back to relax in the Amazon.
Certainly a sight to see. A giant armadillo in Ecuador.
Here's lookin' at you jaguar resting in a tree in Brazil's Mamiraua Sustainable Reserve.
Not a bad place to take notes. A WCS scientist surveys a coral reef off Madagascar.
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