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National Geographic's Great Nature Project

National Geographic's Great Nature Project

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National Geographic's Great Nature Project
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National Geographic is urging everyone to get outside to explore nature. Participants are asked to contribute photos of any species they come across with the goal of building a global snapshot of biodiversity. The photos are aggregated on for website visitors to browse.

National Geographic's Great Nature Project

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American Alligator James McNair 8 3 American Alligator
Roadside Hawks MatthewKritzer 7 3 Roadside Hawks
Tri-colored Bat AshleyT 10 1 Tri-colored Bat
Red Salamander AshleyT 9 3 Red Salamander
Aphid Nymph KrishnaMurthy-K 13 0 Aphid Nymph
Golden-hooded Tanager MatthewKritzer 4 1 Golden-hooded Tanager
Scarlet Indian Paintbrush dandoucette 3 0 Scarlet Indian Paintbrush
Spring Salamander AshleyT 7 0 Spring Salamander
Wood scorpion CharliePrice 3 2 Wood scorpion
Green Salamander AshleyT 7 3 Green Salamander
Damselefly Nymph IvanPancic 3 2 Damselefly Nymph
Spangled Diving Beetle IvanPancic 2 4 Spangled Diving Beetle
Giant Leopard Moth magazhu 5 1 Giant Leopard Moth
Yellow Angled Sulphur magazhu 3 2 Yellow Angled Sulphur
Broad-billed Hummingbird Jim Nelson 11 6 Broad-billed Hummingbird
Swallow-tailed kite 4 0 Swallow-tailed kite
Porina moth AnnvanWijgerden 3 7 Porina moth
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail AshleyT 4 0 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Northern Cardinal Jim Nelson 2 0 Northern Cardinal
Red Bat AshleyT 5 1 Red Bat
Round-leaved Sundew dandoucette 2 0 Round-leaved Sundew
Bromeliad LuisStevens 12 9 Bromeliad
Mudskipper KdonGalay 9 0 Mudskipper
Spotted Dusky Salamander AshleyT 5 0 Spotted Dusky Salamander
Whimbrel KdonGalay 7 0 Whimbrel
Pied Butcherbird armadeus.4 3 3 Pied Butcherbird
Flora Silkmoth Diaz José Miguel 10 2 Flora Silkmoth
Warszewitsch's Frog AlbertKang 7 3 Warszewitsch's Frog
American Crocodile AlbertKang 6 1 American Crocodile
Pink Water Lily (Nymphaea sp.) Neil Ross 8 4 Pink Water Lily (Nymphaea sp.)
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Leaf Beetle IvanPancic 5 4 Leaf Beetle
Eastern Newt AshleyT 4 0 Eastern Newt
Great Horned Owl stephanielrickman 16 3 Great Horned Owl
Rosy Maple Moth 2 0 Rosy Maple Moth
European Paper Waps IvanPancic 11 0 European Paper Waps
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American Oystercatcher beachbum732 1 0 American Oystercatcher
U know NRM4424 1 1 U know
Song Sparrow TamLar 1 1 Song Sparrow
Cedar Waxwing joanbstanley 1 0 Cedar Waxwing
Lichen LuisStevens 2 2 Lichen
Kingfisher AlbertKang 2 0 Kingfisher
Nodding Trillium dandoucette 1 0 Nodding Trillium
Common Sandpiper KdonGalay 5 2 Common Sandpiper
Broadbilled Hummingbird Jim Nelson 25 5 Broadbilled Hummingbird
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