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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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Eastern Water Dragon Neil Ross 13 10 Eastern Water Dragon
Longhorn Beetle KarthiKeyanS 51 24 Longhorn Beetle
Leaf-footed Bug LuisStevens 7 3 Leaf-footed Bug
Four spotted Tortoise beetle Diaz José Miguel 10 4 Four spotted Tortoise beetle
Raccoon AshleyT 8 1 Raccoon
Leaf Katydid Nymph dandoucette 26 23 Leaf Katydid Nymph
Orchard Oriole AshleyT 9 4 Orchard Oriole
Arrow-shaped micrathena spider LuisStevens 7 11 Arrow-shaped micrathena spider
Summer Tanager AshleyT 7 3 Summer Tanager
Leaf-footed bug Diaz José Miguel 8 5 Leaf-footed bug
Indian palm squirrel SukanyaDatta 3 3 Indian palm squirrel
Red Fox Marek Koszorek 10 1 Red Fox
Western Rat Snake AshleyT 5 4 Western Rat Snake
Rough Earth Snake AshleyT 5 0 Rough Earth Snake
Garter Snake LuckyLogan 14 7 Garter Snake
Lace Bug Fyn Kynd 6 1 Lace Bug
Spider (Flatties) LuisStevens 4 6 Spider (Flatties)
Cuckoo Wasp KarthiKeyanS 18 4 Cuckoo Wasp
Banggal Cardinal Fish AlbertKang 23 4 Banggal Cardinal Fish
Spiny Orb Weaver Spider LuisStevens 6 1 Spiny Orb Weaver Spider
(Little) Green Bee-eater SukanyaDatta 9 2 (Little) Green Bee-eater
Mississippi Green Water Snake AshleyT 3 2 Mississippi Green Water Snake
Prairie Kingsnake AshleyT 3 2 Prairie Kingsnake
Ruddy ground doves EmilieWatchesTrees 3 0 Ruddy ground doves
Egyptian Goose Malcolm Wilton-Jones 4 0 Egyptian Goose
Fiery-billed aracari EmilieWatchesTrees 3 0 Fiery-billed aracari
Cottonmouth AshleyT 4 0 Cottonmouth
Least Skipper Fyn Kynd 3 1 Least Skipper
Killdeer Musicwolf 5 1 Killdeer
Broad-winged Hawk AshleyT 3 0 Broad-winged Hawk
Yellow-bellied Water Snake AshleyT 3 0 Yellow-bellied Water Snake
Gray Tree Frog AshleyT 3 0 Gray Tree Frog
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Soldier Fly CindyBinghamKeiser 2 0 Soldier Fly
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Rove beetle CindyBinghamKeiser 2 2 Rove beetle
Balloon plant pampoy 5 5 Balloon plant
Cattle egret sunnyjosef 2 0 Cattle egret
Mating Indian leopards Ashok N Pulliyerengi 2 0 Mating Indian leopards
Blister Beetle SukanyaDatta 2 7 Blister Beetle
Tufted Duck Malcolm Wilton-Jones 3 0 Tufted Duck
Atlantic Sand Fiddler Crab sarah in the woods 6 3 Atlantic Sand Fiddler Crab
Pagoda Fungus dandoucette 29 8 Pagoda Fungus
Robin Malcolm Wilton-Jones 3 0 Robin
Cicada RanAhim 2 3 Cicada
Shrike SukanyaDatta 4 0 Shrike
Stinkpot AshleyT 2 0 Stinkpot
Dascillid beetle CindyBinghamKeiser 2 0 Dascillid beetle
Red-spotted Purple AnaMoral 3 0 Red-spotted Purple
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