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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

Peregrine Falcon AshleyT 26 8 Peregrine Falcon
Common Kingfisher Thanasis Samaras 10 0 Common Kingfisher
Stink bug and nymphs Diaz José Miguel 13 1 Stink bug and nymphs
Wallace's Flying Frog AlbertKang 7 13 Wallace's Flying Frog
Green Praying mantis sunnyjosef 7 3 Green Praying mantis
Crab AlbertKang 24 11 Crab
Costa's Hummingbird JoshuaGSmith 6 11 Costa's Hummingbird
Malachite magazhu 7 1 Malachite
Tussock moth AnnvanWijgerden 19 0 Tussock moth
White-throated Sparrow AshleyT 5 1 White-throated Sparrow
Bewick's Wren AshleyT 5 1 Bewick's Wren
Western green mamba Desmond.E.S.O 4 0 Western green mamba
Spinybacked Orbweaver magazhu 6 0 Spinybacked Orbweaver
Red-veined Darter or nomad IvanPancic 1 7 Red-veined Darter or nomad
Crab-Like Spiny Orb-Weaver PhotoginTN 17 3 Crab-Like Spiny Orb-Weaver
Fern spores magazhu 3 2 Fern spores
Hooded Merganser James McNair 5 2 Hooded Merganser
Unknown spotting Diaz José Miguel 4 2 Unknown spotting
Fox sparrow 3 3 Fox sparrow
Bee-fly IvanPancic 2 2 Bee-fly
Adonis ladybird IvanPancic 5 1 Adonis ladybird
Unknown spotting Kata Mahakayi 2 1 Unknown spotting
Green Tree Python Desmond.E.S.O 1 0 Green Tree Python
Starling; Estornino Pinto Malcolm Wilton-Jones 2 0 Starling; Estornino Pinto
Serin; Verdecillo Malcolm Wilton-Jones 3 0 Serin; Verdecillo
Jungle bush Quail KarthikAk 3 1 Jungle bush Quail
White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's) JoshuaGSmith 2 4 White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's)
White Wagtail Thanasis Samaras 3 0 White Wagtail
American Alligator James McNair 4 0 American Alligator
Aoudad AshleyT 9 2 Aoudad
Polla Blue Skipper EduardoAxelRecillasBautista 8 0 Polla Blue Skipper
House Wren AshleyT 2 0 House Wren
Dragonfly laying eggs magazhu 3 0 Dragonfly laying eggs
Gaboon Viper Desmond.E.S.O 0 4 Gaboon Viper
Planthopper? Wild Things 2 1 Planthopper?
Greyling bracket Jae 5 1 Greyling bracket
Lance-Headed Rattlesnake Desmond.E.S.O 1 2 Lance-Headed Rattlesnake
Oriental garden lizard Sew 2 0 Oriental garden lizard
Lynx Spider ID IvanPancic 2 2 Lynx Spider ID
Gila Woodpecker joanbstanley 1 1 Gila Woodpecker
Winter wren Maria dB 5 0 Winter wren
Gray's Monitor Desmond.E.S.O 0 3 Gray's Monitor
Brown-patched Kangaroo lizard Sew 2 0 Brown-patched Kangaroo lizard
Black-capped Kingfisher KathleenMcEachern 3 6 Black-capped Kingfisher
Hoopoe; Abubilla Malcolm Wilton-Jones 1 0 Hoopoe; Abubilla
Glossy Ibis James McNair 3 0 Glossy Ibis
Black-capped chickadee outsidegirl0 1 1 Black-capped chickadee
Raccoon JackGraham 1 1 Raccoon
Unknown spotting BenKula 8 1 Unknown spotting
Common Merganser AshleyT 2 0 Common Merganser

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