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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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Green weaver spider with Web Adarsha B S 37 30 Green weaver spider with Web
Sri Lanka blue magpie Dilan Chathuranga 22 18 Sri Lanka blue magpie
Barn Owl AshleyT 16 11 Barn Owl
Queensnake LisaPowers 22 9 Queensnake
Cape dwarf chameleon and juvenile Fanie 39 29 Cape dwarf chameleon and juvenile
Unknown spotting BiancaDecletBauzo 7 3 Unknown spotting
Red-tailed Hawk CeilidhDutton 7 4 Red-tailed Hawk
Andean condor Marta RubioTexeira 11 2 Andean condor
Painted wood turtle magazhu 9 4 Painted wood turtle
Garter Snake LuckyLogan 20 11 Garter Snake
Unknown spotting PieterColpaert 8 4 Unknown spotting
Candlesnuff fungus Jae 9 7 Candlesnuff fungus
Mourning Dove CeilidhDutton 6 2 Mourning Dove
Argus Tortoise Beetle Carol Snow Milne 14 2 Argus Tortoise Beetle
Unknown spotting Uday 6 1 Unknown spotting
Crimson rosella Marta RubioTexeira 15 6 Crimson rosella
Hump nosed lizard Sew 4 3 Hump nosed lizard
Diamond Python Neil Ross 9 11 Diamond Python
Eighteen damselflies EduardoAxelRecillasBautista 10 0 Eighteen damselflies
Brown rollrim Jae 3 5 Brown rollrim
Unknown spotting Neil Ross 5 4 Unknown spotting
Stink Bug nymph Wild Things 11 5 Stink Bug nymph
Olive-backed Sunbird Leana Lahom-Cristobal 7 0 Olive-backed Sunbird
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly James McNair 7 1 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
White-breasted Nuthatch CeilidhDutton 4 1 White-breasted Nuthatch
Shining Blue Lasaia Diaz José Miguel 7 6 Shining Blue Lasaia
White Peacock Butterfly James McNair 3 0 White Peacock Butterfly
Conical wax cap (Υγροκύβη η κωνική) ChristosMaroulis 3 2 Conical wax cap (Υγροκύβη η κωνική)
Black swallowtail magazhu 3 2 Black swallowtail
White-tailed Deer James McNair 4 0 White-tailed Deer
Chaffinch Jopy 2 2 Chaffinch
Tricolored Heron James McNair 6 3 Tricolored Heron
Unknown spotting FlorianMeier 1 0 Unknown spotting
Paper wasp magazhu 3 0 Paper wasp
Black and yellow garden spider Maria dB 4 1 Black and yellow garden spider
Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar Carol Snow Milne 3 1 Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar
Owl Moth David Meyreles 1 4 Owl Moth
Assassin bug Student 1 0 Assassin bug
Carolina wren Maria dB 4 0 Carolina wren
Lace Monitor (Goanna) Neil Ross 3 7 Lace Monitor (Goanna)
Yellow Pansy (Male) The Shroom 8 2 Yellow Pansy (Male)
Grey-headed Flying Foxes pamsai 11 5 Grey-headed Flying Foxes
Jewel Bug dandoucette 10 4 Jewel Bug
Unknown spotting Diaz José Miguel 4 2 Unknown spotting
Spiny Softshell AshleyT 2 0 Spiny Softshell
False deathcap Jae 4 0 False deathcap
Lantern Bug PradeepSimon 1 1 Lantern Bug
Wolf Spider JimJohnson2 3 2 Wolf Spider
Smaller Parasa Moth Caterpillar Carol Snow Milne 6 0 Smaller Parasa Moth Caterpillar
Cactus Alga SukanyaDatta 3 3 Cactus Alga

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