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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

Scorpion magazhu 10 5 Scorpion
Rhino-horned lizard Dilan Chathuranga 21 22 Rhino-horned lizard
Aracuã-do-pantanal(Chaco Chachalaca) Jardel Prado 5 0 Aracuã-do-pantanal(Chaco Chachalaca)
Tuiuiú(Jabiru) Jardel Prado 5 1 Tuiuiú(Jabiru)
Little Grebe; Zampullín Chico Malcolm Wilton-Jones 5 6 Little Grebe; Zampullín Chico
Unknown spotting sunnyjosef 7 2 Unknown spotting
Great karoo antlion Fanie 23 6 Great karoo antlion
Wildcat Malcolm Wilton-Jones 4 0 Wildcat
Urubu-de-cabeça-preta(Black Vulture) Jardel Prado 4 1 Urubu-de-cabeça-preta(Black Vulture)
Olive-backed Sunbird ♂ Leana Lahom-Cristobal 7 3 Olive-backed Sunbird ♂
Tiziu(Blue-black Grassquit) Jardel Prado 4 0 Tiziu(Blue-black Grassquit)
Tachã(Southern Screamer) Jardel Prado 4 0 Tachã(Southern Screamer)
Asian Ant Mantis sunnyjosef 34 28 Asian Ant Mantis
Griffon Vulture; Buitre Leonado Malcolm Wilton-Jones 6 0 Griffon Vulture; Buitre Leonado
Stripe-tailed Scorpion JoshuaGSmith 4 0 Stripe-tailed Scorpion
Beija-flor-de-peito-azul(Sapphire-spangled Emerald) Jardel Prado 3 0 Beija-flor-de-peito-azul(Sapphire-spangled Emerald)
Araçari-castanho(Chestnut-eared Aracari) Jardel Prado 3 0 Araçari-castanho(Chestnut-eared Aracari)
White-whiskered Laughingthrush LiuJimFood 4 2 White-whiskered Laughingthrush
Unknown spotting rosygu61 6 7 Unknown spotting
Egg Parasitoid wasp sunnyjosef 3 2 Egg Parasitoid wasp
March Fly kerry.vaneeden 6 1 March Fly
Neotropic Cormorant JoshuaGSmith 3 1 Neotropic Cormorant
Fly agaric Jae 5 2 Fly agaric
Black Skimmer James McNair 9 1 Black Skimmer
Brown Pelican SargonR 3 0 Brown Pelican
Hoopoe subhojit chakraborty 6 1 Hoopoe
Unknown spotting PramodCL 3 0 Unknown spotting
Spotted Unicornfish AlbertKang 8 5 Spotted Unicornfish
American Bison LuisStevens 12 1 American Bison
Guelder rose Jae 5 0 Guelder rose
Baiano(Yellow-bellied Seedeater) Jardel Prado 2 0 Baiano(Yellow-bellied Seedeater)
Green Anole SargonR 2 3 Green Anole
Bugio-preto(Black-and-gold Howler) Jardel Prado 2 0 Bugio-preto(Black-and-gold Howler)
Unknown spotting rosygu61 5 3 Unknown spotting
Mexican honey wasps magazhu 2 0 Mexican honey wasps
Lesser Earless Lizard, juvenile LuisStevens 16 2 Lesser Earless Lizard, juvenile
Weeping Bolete KostasZontanos 2 0 Weeping Bolete
white-throated kingfisher JordiPrats 1 0 white-throated kingfisher
Pussy-Ears Star Tulip misako 8 1 Pussy-Ears Star Tulip
Zitting Cisticola; Buitrón Malcolm Wilton-Jones 1 0 Zitting Cisticola; Buitrón
Unknown spotting IvanPancic 1 0 Unknown spotting
Grey-tailed Tattler KdonGalay 1 0 Grey-tailed Tattler
Red-veined Darter Malcolm Wilton-Jones 2 0 Red-veined Darter
Unknown spotting LeeAnnBartlettDunn 1 0 Unknown spotting
Painted Spiral Ginger Deepti S 2 0 Painted Spiral Ginger
Firebug Malcolm Wilton-Jones 2 0 Firebug
Ivory-billed woodcreeper magazhu 4 0 Ivory-billed woodcreeper
Three Spot Angelfish AlbertKang 15 2 Three Spot Angelfish
Eastern wood peewee Maria dB 3 2 Eastern wood peewee
House mouse (Σπιτικός ποντικός) ChristosMaroulis 2 1 House mouse (Σπιτικός ποντικός)

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