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Images: National Geographic's Untamed Americas

Mobula Ray

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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 the National Geographic Channel. Click through to get a glimpse of some of the incredible animals that call the Americas home.

Peruvian Sea Lions

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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.

Humboldt Squid

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Beak and tentacles of a Humboldt squid off the coast of Baja California, Mexico.

Pelican

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Off the coast of Punta San Juan, Peru. The series wanders the length of North and South America.

Polar Bear

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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

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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.

Flamingos

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In Altiplano, Chile. At 15,000 feet, this location was one of the most brutal for the filmmakers.

WIld Mustangs

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In Utah, USA. These wild horses can fight dirty.

Pink River Dolphins

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In the Amazon, Brazil.

Spirit Bear

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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

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In Alberta, Canada. National Geographic crews spend more than 600 days shooting at more than 40 locations for the series.