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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

Asian Ant Mantis sunnyjosef 14 9 Asian Ant Mantis
Fiery-throated Hummingbird RolandoMarínMonge 15 0 Fiery-throated Hummingbird
Debris-Carrying Larva Britsnana 10 12 Debris-Carrying Larva
Imperial Tortoise Beetle Sergio Monteiro 86 63 Imperial Tortoise Beetle
Common buzzard DanielePralong 9 11 Common buzzard
Eurasian blue tit - Mésange bleue DanielePralong 20 11 Eurasian blue tit -  Mésange bleue
Shaggy scalycap Jae 6 6 Shaggy scalycap
Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray Yaniv and Sarit Wainer 8 1 Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray
Three Spot Angelfish AlbertKang 5 0 Three Spot Angelfish
yellow-fronted barbet (Juvenile) Dilan Chathuranga 8 0 yellow-fronted barbet (Juvenile)
Porcupine AshleyT 4 0 Porcupine
Jumping spider PieterColpaert 8 6 Jumping spider
White-throated sparrow Maria dB 11 2 White-throated sparrow
Golden Eagle AshleyT 6 6 Golden Eagle
Unknown spotting kerry.vaneeden 11 7 Unknown spotting
Bonnet mushroom Jae 3 0 Bonnet mushroom
Jumping Spider Ashutosh Dudhatra 3 1 Jumping Spider
Great Blue Heron Chicks misako 2 2 Great Blue Heron Chicks
Common kingfisher AlbertTamayo 4 0 Common kingfisher
Collared redstart RolandoMarínMonge 9 2 Collared redstart
West African Fiddler Crab Malcolm Wilton-Jones 3 0 West African Fiddler Crab
Psyche or Wandering Snowflake Leana Lahom-Cristobal 5 2 Psyche or Wandering Snowflake
Small Pincertail Malcolm Wilton-Jones 2 2 Small Pincertail
Unknown spotting PramodCL 9 1 Unknown spotting
Polypore variable Jae 3 0 Polypore variable
Yellow-bellied Marmot LuisStevens 3 0 Yellow-bellied Marmot
Winter wren Maria dB 7 0 Winter wren
Western Snowy Plover misako 2 0 Western Snowy Plover
Common Crane AshleyT 4 0 Common Crane
Fox Squirrel beaker98 7 5 Fox Squirrel
Black Squirrel misako 7 0 Black Squirrel
Moth Malcolm Wilton-Jones 1 0 Moth
Chanterelle Jae 3 0 Chanterelle
Red Deer MaxEllis 11 1 Red Deer
Chamois Jopy 1 4 Chamois
Snowy egret Maria dB 5 2 Snowy egret
Beechwood sickener Jae 2 2 Beechwood sickener
Golden-mantled ground squirrel LuisStevens 2 0 Golden-mantled ground squirrel
Tamil Yeoman Dilan Chathuranga 7 3 Tamil Yeoman
Black Volitan Lionfish Yaniv and Sarit Wainer 2 0 Black Volitan Lionfish
Spined Turban Gall Wasp RandyL. 5 2 Spined Turban Gall Wasp
Unknown spotting theveganpanda 3 1 Unknown spotting
Swallowtail Malcolm Wilton-Jones 4 0 Swallowtail
American goldfinch Maria dB 2 2 American goldfinch
Azure-winged Magpie Malcolm Wilton-Jones 2 1 Azure-winged Magpie
Barred owl Maria dB 2 2 Barred owl
Variable oysterling Jae 1 0 Variable oysterling
Bug Malcolm Wilton-Jones 1 0 Bug
Unknown spotting Jae 1 0 Unknown spotting
Dark Blue Pansy Flavio Oliveira 1 0 Dark Blue Pansy

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