It is something religious about spotting a Lion in the wild. This fully grown male was defending his woman that was lying down in the grass. (A keen eye can see her ear in photo 4) Dry season gives the lion a perfect camouflage since their colour blend perfectly with the dry surroundings. Lions can live for 10–15 years in the wild, but males seldom live longer than 10 years, as injuries sustained from continual fighting with rival males greatly reduce their longevity. This is my 100th spotting and my Noah journey has been much more giving than I expected in the first place. What a great and wonderful bunch of dedicated and enthusiastic ppl that gets together here! Thank you for all the kind words, all ID suggestions and your interest in my photos, even if I have a very simple camera! It is a great feeling to be a member in the PN-team! But after all, it is the nature that counts!
For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process.
Bespectacled scientists of yore would carry around hefty field guides, made up of hundreds of pages of text and photos. But these days, smartphone owners have a lighter option: an app called Project Noah, which aims to help people identify plants and animals as well as collect data from "citizen scientists" about where certain species are located.
Project Noah enables us to be part of a more focused online community where we can learn more about wildlife around us and contribute to scientific research. It pulls participants into deeper, more meaningful engagement by enabling people to go on “missions” to collectively map changes based on sightings.
A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future. Project Noah is a global study that encourages nature lovers to document the wildlife they encounter, using a purpose built phone app and web community. In addition to the virtual "collection" of species, Project Noah encourages citizen science by linking up with existing surveys including the International Spider Survey and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.