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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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Recent Spottings

Unknown spotting RbrMacrophotography 15 7 Unknown spotting
Black heron staccyh 23 11 Black heron
Keeled Rat Snake AlbertKang 16 4 Keeled Rat Snake
Sea Otters Marta RubioTexeira 9 3 Sea Otters
Negros Forest Dragon Arthropod -Pueblo de Panay Biodiversity 30 12 Negros Forest Dragon
California ground squirrel Marta RubioTexeira 7 3 California ground squirrel
Grey Haistreak Butterfly Marta RubioTexeira 6 2 Grey Haistreak Butterfly
Northern Flicker James Nelson 8 2 Northern Flicker
Avefría europea (Northern lapwing) kozoga 8 2 Avefría europea (Northern lapwing)
Yellow Bellied Slider Turtle James McNair 9 0 Yellow Bellied Slider Turtle
Black-throated Mango Paul Davis 11 5 Black-throated Mango
Silvered Leaf Monkey JordiPrats 8 6 Silvered Leaf Monkey
Slate Flash subhojit chakraborty 13 4 Slate Flash
Longhorn Beetle JordiPrats 7 3 Longhorn Beetle
Lightfoot crab JasmineJ 5 0 Lightfoot crab
American Alligator James McNair 6 1 American Alligator
Warty Leaf Beetle Leana Lahom-Cristobal 19 9 Warty Leaf Beetle
American Bison (Buffalo) Desmond.E.S.O 5 0 American Bison (Buffalo)
Peablue, Pea Blue, or Long-tailed Blue Leana Lahom-Cristobal 7 0 Peablue, Pea Blue, or Long-tailed Blue
Blue-crowned Motmot Paul Davis 9 3 Blue-crowned Motmot
Glasswinged butterfly RogerWilliansCorrêa 17 5 Glasswinged butterfly
Copper-rumped Hummingbird Paul Davis 8 2 Copper-rumped Hummingbird
tammar wallaby JasmineJ 6 2 tammar wallaby
Australian sea lion JasmineJ 6 2 Australian sea lion
Marbled Godwit Marta RubioTexeira 3 2 Marbled Godwit
Palm Warbler James McNair 4 0 Palm Warbler
Long-eared Owl IvanPancic 3 1 Long-eared Owl
Western Gull adults Marta RubioTexeira 3 2 Western Gull adults
Pacific swallow Arthropod -Pueblo de Panay Biodiversity 7 0 Pacific swallow
oriental Sweetlips AlbertKang 3 0 oriental Sweetlips
Robberfly RbrMacrophotography 3 0 Robberfly
Ringed Plover; Chorlitejo Grande Malcolm Wilton-Jones 3 0 Ringed Plover; Chorlitejo Grande
Common tree frog Marek Koszorek 6 1 Common tree frog
Common gallinule 6 0 Common gallinule
White Stork; Cigüeña Blanca Malcolm Wilton-Jones 3 0 White Stork; Cigüeña Blanca
Robberfly RbrMacrophotography 3 0 Robberfly
Moth RbrMacrophotography 3 0 Moth
long-tailed macaque JasmineJ 3 0 long-tailed macaque
Grey cowned crane staccyh 6 1 Grey cowned crane
Hairy Wasp sunnyjosef 8 4 Hairy Wasp
Unknown spotting LuckyLogan 3 0 Unknown spotting
European Herring Gull Paul Davis 5 0 European Herring Gull
Earwig RbrMacrophotography 2 0 Earwig
T-Moth Deepti S 3 3 T-Moth
Galápagos marine iguana JasmineJ 3 2 Galápagos marine iguana
Metallic Green Bees LuckyLogan 7 0 Metallic Green Bees
Unknown spotting LuckyLogan 2 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting RbrMacrophotography 2 2 Unknown spotting
Guineafowl Pufferfish / Golden Pufferfish AlbertKang 2 1 Guineafowl Pufferfish / Golden Pufferfish
Sierra Fence Lizard (male) Marta RubioTexeira 24 9 Sierra Fence Lizard (male)

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