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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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2,855 participants 67,221 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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Subtropical Lichen JoAnneDavis 1 1 Subtropical Lichen
Unknown spotting Jopy 1 0 Unknown spotting
Canada Goose CodyHughes 3 0 Canada Goose
Dwarf Sundew LindaKing2 1 1 Dwarf Sundew
malabar pit viper Ashok N Pulliyerengi 2 0 malabar pit viper
Fly SukanyaDatta 1 3 Fly
Knight Anole James McNair 1 2 Knight Anole
Bank's Leaf Beetle Malcolm Wilton-Jones 1 1 Bank's Leaf Beetle
Long-jointed Darkling beetle JordiPrats 1 2 Long-jointed Darkling beetle
Unknown spotting twolittletoddies 1 1 Unknown spotting
Leaf Nosed Bats celestialprincess101 1 0 Leaf Nosed Bats
lichen Ingrid3 1 1 lichen
Gray elephant Ana2128 1 0 Gray elephant
Leaf Beetle LaurenZarate 1 1 Leaf Beetle
Maharashtra Ceropegia Rajas Deshpande 1 0 Maharashtra Ceropegia
Grey Bush Chat (Female) PampaMistri 1 0 Grey Bush Chat (Female)
Luzon Sunbird ♀ KdonGalay 2 0 Luzon Sunbird ♀
Maple Tree mioriitsu 1 1 Maple Tree
Lichen Long-Horn Beetle LaurenZarate 3 1 Lichen Long-Horn Beetle
Bluespotted Cornetfish Thanasis Samaras 1 0 Bluespotted Cornetfish
Leaf Beetle LaurenZarate 1 2 Leaf Beetle
Comb-clawed beetle dandoucette 1 3 Comb-clawed beetle
gharial Ashok N Pulliyerengi 1 0 gharial
Black widow Gabe39 1 2 Black widow
Thorn Bug / Bicho Espina Diaz José Miguel 1 0 Thorn Bug / Bicho Espina
Longhorn Beetle AlbertKang 1 2 Longhorn Beetle
Pawpaw Maria dB 1 1 Pawpaw
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 1 Unknown spotting
black swallowtail caterpillar? Gina423 1 0 black swallowtail caterpillar?
Unknown spotting chesterbperry 1 3 Unknown spotting
Marasmius siccus LuckyLogan 1 1 Marasmius siccus
Gray Fox James McNair 1 1 Gray Fox
Ground Beetle Malcolm Wilton-Jones 1 2 Ground Beetle
Soldier Beetle chesterbperry 1 4 Soldier Beetle
Western diamondback PatrickFitzgerald 3 1 Western diamondback
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Cockroach AlbertKang 1 2 Cockroach
Earthworm sarah in the woods 1 0 Earthworm
Long-winged Rove Beetle Jason Alexander 2 7 Long-winged Rove Beetle
Red fox GlobEL Trotter 1 0 Red fox
Transverse ladybird Chathura Udayanga 1 1 Transverse ladybird
Tree Fungus Darkling Beetle Malcolm Wilton-Jones 1 3 Tree Fungus Darkling Beetle
Black Footed / Yellow Sac Spider Noah N. 1 0 Black Footed / Yellow Sac Spider
Tailed Jay Chrysalis Jolly Ibanez 3 1 Tailed Jay Chrysalis
Calligraphy beetle LuisStevens 1 1 Calligraphy beetle
Arboreal Darkling beetle DiazJoséMiguel 1 3 Arboreal Darkling beetle
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Cicada AnaMoral 3 0 Cicada
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