If you thought screaming babies or rowdy toddlers made snapping just one decent photo a herculean task, just wait until you see what unruly models endangered species can be in front of the camera.
We have this story and more -- from a whale reunited with its rescuers and a rare spider rediscovered in England to the dismal state of the Gulf of Mexico shrimp haul -- in our roundup of news from the animal world this week.
Endangered Species Say "Cheese"
With the holiday season
upon us once again, it may be time to start thinking about taking this year's family portrait -- which, if you have small children, can be quite a challenge. But what about photographing a rare lizard?
Veteran National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore has made a career out of capturing beautiful pictures of some of the world's most endangered animals -- but it turns out, they aren't the easiest subjects to work with.
Photo: Joel Sartore