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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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2,887 participants 68,472 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

Lat: 38.90 Long: -77.04

Recent Spottings

Fiddlehead Fern VeroniquePitre 1 1 Fiddlehead Fern
Sea Gooseberry RikMartin 3 0 Sea Gooseberry
Calodesma collaris eniobranco1970 1 0 Calodesma collaris
Crambid Moth JoshuaGSmith 1 0 Crambid Moth
Black-headed Grosbeak - female Nayeli 1 0 Black-headed Grosbeak - female
Western Tanager - Male JoshuaGSmith 2 0 Western Tanager - Male
Geometrid Moth on Orchid SukanyaDatta 2 0 Geometrid Moth on Orchid
Owlet Moth JoshuaGSmith 1 0 Owlet Moth
Moth on Orchid SukanyaDatta 1 0 Moth on Orchid
North American Elk Searra K Baguley 2 0 North American Elk
Crested Honey Buzzard(female) Ashutosh Dudhatra 1 0 Crested Honey Buzzard(female)
Cuban Treefrog LuckyLogan 3 0 Cuban Treefrog
Cottonmouth AshleyT 2 1 Cottonmouth
Unknown spotting twolittletoddies 1 0 Unknown spotting
House Gecko LaurenZarate 1 0 House Gecko
Ants LaurenZarate 1 0 Ants
Barometer Earthstar Machi 2 1 Barometer Earthstar
Wasp LaurenZarate 1 0 Wasp
Checkered White Butterfly gatorfellows 1 0 Checkered White Butterfly
Frangipani - Flor de Mayo México Herb 2 0 Frangipani - Flor de Mayo México
Carpa or carp JORGE LOPEZ CORDERO 1 0 Carpa or carp
Woodpecker nest Jae 3 2 Woodpecker nest
Wolf AlexBoyette 2 0 Wolf
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker stephanielrickman 2 0 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Laurel clockvine okiegirl85 2 6 Laurel clockvine
Common Water Strider TysonBlackburn 2 0 Common Water Strider
Sulphur shelf Jae 3 0 Sulphur shelf
Ants Tending Scale LaurenZarate 1 0 Ants Tending Scale
cocoon 1 0 cocoon
Royal Walnut Moth LisaPowers 3 0 Royal Walnut Moth
Puffball LuisStevens 3 1 Puffball
Scorpionfly Jae 5 6 Scorpionfly
Reed frog Flavio Oliveira 1 3 Reed frog
Round-Necked Longhorn Beetle Deepti S 1 0 Round-Necked Longhorn Beetle
Crambid Moth SukanyaDatta 5 1 Crambid Moth
Morel RandyL. 3 2 Morel
Red-spotted Purple AshleyT 6 2 Red-spotted Purple
Blue Flax TysonBlackburn 1 0 Blue Flax
Marbled Salamander AshleyT 2 0 Marbled Salamander
Bachelor's button Jae 1 0 Bachelor's button
Polypore VeroniquePitre 0 1 Polypore
Russet-crowned Motmot magazhu 2 0 Russet-crowned Motmot
Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle SargonR 1 0 Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle
alfalfa TysonBlackburn 1 0 alfalfa
eastern box turtle Diddlebop 2 0 eastern box turtle
Northern pacific tree frog MaggieNoel 2 0 Northern pacific tree frog
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 0 Unknown spotting
Meadow froghopper Jae 2 0 Meadow froghopper
Sandhill Crane (chicks) James McNair 10 0 Sandhill Crane (chicks)
Common Lime Butterfly Ashutosh Dudhatra 4 3 Common Lime Butterfly

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