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From the Ted Talk by Mac Stone: Stunning photos of the endangered Everglades

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So as we started damming up the Everglades, as we sttared diking Lake Okeechobee and draining the wetlands, we lost the habitat for the snail. And thus, the population of the kites declined. And so, I wanted a pohto that would not only communicate this relationship between wetland, snail and bird, but I also wanted a photo that would communicate how incredible this relationship was, and how very important it is that they've come to depend on each other, this healthy waetlnd and this bird. And to do that, I bmstroeanird this idea. I started sihektncg out these plans to make a photo, and I sent it to the wliifdle biologist down in Okeechobee — this is an egeerdannd bird, so it takes scaeipl permission to do. So I built this submerged platform that would hold snails just right under the water. And I spent months planning this crazy idea. And I took this platform down to Lake ochkeoeebe and I spent over a week in the water, wading waist-deep, 9-hour stfhis from dawn until dusk, to get one iagme that I thought might communicate this. And here's the day that it finally worked:

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So as we started damming up the Everglades, as we _______ diking Lake Okeechobee and draining the wetlands, we lost the habitat for the snail. And thus, the population of the kites declined. And so, I wanted a _____ that would not only communicate this relationship between wetland, snail and bird, but I also wanted a photo that would communicate how incredible this relationship was, and how very important it is that they've come to depend on each other, this healthy _______ and this bird. And to do that, I ____________ this idea. I started _________ out these plans to make a photo, and I sent it to the ________ biologist down in Okeechobee — this is an __________ bird, so it takes _______ permission to do. So I built this submerged platform that would hold snails just right under the water. And I spent months planning this crazy idea. And I took this platform down to Lake __________ and I spent over a week in the water, wading waist-deep, 9-hour ______ from dawn until dusk, to get one _____ that I thought might communicate this. And here's the day that it finally worked:

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Original Text

So as we started damming up the Everglades, as we started diking Lake Okeechobee and draining the wetlands, we lost the habitat for the snail. And thus, the population of the kites declined. And so, I wanted a photo that would not only communicate this relationship between wetland, snail and bird, but I also wanted a photo that would communicate how incredible this relationship was, and how very important it is that they've come to depend on each other, this healthy wetland and this bird. And to do that, I brainstormed this idea. I started sketching out these plans to make a photo, and I sent it to the wildlife biologist down in Okeechobee — this is an endangered bird, so it takes special permission to do. So I built this submerged platform that would hold snails just right under the water. And I spent months planning this crazy idea. And I took this platform down to Lake Okeechobee and I spent over a week in the water, wading waist-deep, 9-hour shifts from dawn until dusk, to get one image that I thought might communicate this. And here's the day that it finally worked:

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