Mexican photographer documents wildlife along the border

The barriers along the U.S.-Mexican border affect different wildlife species in different ways. Mexican photographer Alejandro Prieto has captured the diverse wildlife here in his Border Wall project, which has one multiple awards around the world. His cameras have captured a mountain lion (Puma concolor) crossing the border, a bobcat (Lynx rufus) making the crossing with prey in its mouth and a javelina (Tayassu tajacu) squeezing through. “My goal in this life is to protect nature and wild animals through my photography,” Prieto says.

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Header Image: A roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) approaches the border wall at Naco, Arizona.
Credit: Alejandro Prieto/World Press Photo