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Off the coast of Baja California, Mexico. This is just one of a parade of magnificent creatures featured in "Untamed Americas," the new miniseries from
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the National Geographic Channel. Click through to get a glimpse of some of the incredible animals that call the Americas home.
Peruvian Sea Lions
Off the coast of San Juan, Peru. The series, which kicks off on June 10, 2012, features animals that live in four ecosystems: mountains, deserts, forests and coasts.
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Beak and tentacles of a Humboldt squid off the coast of Baja California, Mexico.
Off the coast of Punta San Juan, Peru. The series wanders the length of North and South America.
Off the coast of the Glacial Coastline, North America. Filmmakers had to live through some brutal conditions to catch animals in their natural environments.
Regal Horned Lizard
In the Sonoran Desert, North America. These hard-living lizards can shoot blood from their eyes when attacked. The blood tastes terrible, repelling would-be predators.
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In Altiplano, Chile. At 15,000 feet, this location was one of the most brutal for the filmmakers.
In Utah, USA. These wild horses can fight dirty.
Pink River Dolphins
In the Amazon, Brazil.
In the Temperate Rain Forest, British Columbia. The films also feature grizzly bears and black bears in rare footage of the large beasts hunting young elk.
Jasper National Park
In Alberta, Canada. National Geographic crews spend more than 600 days shooting at more than 40 locations for the series.
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