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National Geographic's Great Nature Project

National Geographic's Great Nature Project

Take and upload a photo of a plant, animal, or any other living thing you come across to help us compile the world’s largest collection of nature photos.

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National Geographic's Great Nature Project
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2,860 participants 67,362 spottings

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.

National Geographic's Great Nature Project

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Sweet Violet KostasZontanos 1 0 Sweet Violet
Side-blotched Lizard Jim Nelson 1 1 Side-blotched Lizard
Rose Mallow Zariga 1 5 Rose Mallow
Scaly-breasted munia sunnyjosef 1 0 Scaly-breasted munia
Spiny Lizard Jim Nelson 1 0 Spiny Lizard
Mediterranean Hartwort KostasZontanos 1 0 Mediterranean Hartwort
Yellow Oleander Deepti S 1 0 Yellow Oleander
Peregrine Falcon MartaPoludnik 1 0 Peregrine Falcon
Jumping Spider XristosSallas 4 1 Jumping Spider
Showy Lady's-slipper LindaKing2 1 0 Showy Lady's-slipper
Grillo Mimético TonyHdz 1 0 Grillo Mimético
Hard Coral Crab Jim Nelson 1 0 Hard Coral Crab
Field Marigold KostasZontanos 1 0 Field Marigold
Giraffe RedRock 1 1 Giraffe
Phyllidia varicosa Marek Koszorek 1 0 Phyllidia varicosa
Jumping Spiders XristosSallas 8 1 Jumping Spiders
Boykin's Milkwort Ryan Fezz 1 0 Boykin's Milkwort
Bobcat Mandy Hollman 1 0 Bobcat
Northern Green Frog StirredMocha 1 1 Northern Green Frog
Common Raven RedRock 1 0 Common Raven
red dragonfly valentinezza 1 0 red dragonfly
Wax Scale FlorianMeier 1 0 Wax Scale
Autumn Squill KostasZontanos 1 0 Autumn Squill
Leaf Beetle KostasZontanos 1 2 Leaf Beetle
Silk moth cccartwright 1 0 Silk moth
Rufous Tailed Lark SarangBhand 1 0 Rufous Tailed Lark
Ten Lined June Beetle RedRock 1 0 Ten Lined June Beetle
Speedwell IvanPancic 1 1 Speedwell
Florida Polydamas Swallowtail BenHoldridge 2 1 Florida Polydamas Swallowtail
White-collared Kingfisher KdonGalay 4 1 White-collared Kingfisher
Black Iguana AshleyT 1 0 Black Iguana
Yellow-green Vireo AshleyT 1 0 Yellow-green Vireo
Red-faced spider monkey FredericoMartins 1 0 Red-faced spider monkey
Wild raspberry Maria dB 1 0 Wild raspberry
Painted turtle AdamGrau 1 0 Painted turtle
Garter snake AdamGrau 1 0 Garter snake
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Cactus Wren ali.berezin149 1 0 Cactus Wren
Arctiid Moth SukanyaDatta 1 0 Arctiid Moth
Red-bellied Woodpecker BraveLittleChicken 1 0 Red-bellied Woodpecker
European Firethorn KostasZontanos 1 0 European Firethorn
Banana flower IvanPancic 1 5 Banana flower
Tiger Moth AnnvanWijgerden 1 0 Tiger Moth
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