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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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2,891 participants 68,634 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

Crab AlbertKang 16 2 Crab
Lichen Mimic Huntsman Spider AlbertKang 23 12 Lichen Mimic Huntsman Spider
Black-Chinned Hummingbird Jim Nelson 34 13 Black-Chinned Hummingbird
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker stephanielrickman 1 0 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Meadow froghopper Jae 1 0 Meadow froghopper
Sandhill Crane (chicks) James McNair 9 0 Sandhill Crane (chicks)
Red-winged Blackbird (male) James McNair 14 4 Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Western Ribbon Snake AshleyT 5 1 Western Ribbon Snake
Caterpillar LuisStevens 4 0 Caterpillar
Crab Spider LisaPowers 2 0 Crab Spider
Eurasian Wren Paul Davis 14 1 Eurasian Wren
Orchid AlbertKang 1 0 Orchid
Scorpionfly Jae 2 2 Scorpionfly
Picasso Bug dandoucette 24 9 Picasso Bug
Zebra (Leopard) Shark AlbertKang 12 8 Zebra (Leopard) Shark
Farfalle in copula MicheleTorrisi 7 1 Farfalle in copula
Woodpecker nest Jae 2 2 Woodpecker nest
Unknown spotting SuchitraPrabhakaran 1 0 Unknown spotting
Common picture wing Female. sunnyjosef 16 10 Common picture wing Female.
Orange-fronted Parakeet magazhu 8 0 Orange-fronted Parakeet
Eastern Forktail LuckyLogan 11 2 Eastern Forktail
Earthworm Quilarie 1 0 Earthworm
Olive-sided Flycatcher JoshuaGSmith 3 2 Olive-sided Flycatcher
Elegant Trogon ♀ magazhu 1 0 Elegant Trogon ♀
Milk Snake AshleyT 7 2 Milk Snake
Orchis brancifortii Biv. MicheleTorrisi 8 3 Orchis brancifortii Biv.
Gray Fox magazhu 36 22 Gray Fox
Pale Beauty Jaguar61 1 1 Pale Beauty
Sulphur shelf Jae 1 0 Sulphur shelf
Unknown spotting SuchitraPrabhakaran 1 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting sunnyjosef 20 12 Unknown spotting
Three-toed Amphiuma AshleyT 2 0 Three-toed Amphiuma
Unknown spotting Neil Ross 2 3 Unknown spotting
Gray Tree Frog AshleyT 3 0 Gray Tree Frog
Black Witch magazhu 7 0 Black Witch
Unknown spotting Machi 8 4 Unknown spotting
Arctia villica MicheleTorrisi 2 0 Arctia villica
Unknown Fly magazhu 2 1 Unknown Fly
Southern Scarce Swallowtail Malcolm Wilton-Jones 14 6 Southern Scarce Swallowtail
Unknown spotting dandoucette 11 7 Unknown spotting
Western Tanager - Male JoshuaGSmith 1 0 Western Tanager - Male
Boat tailed grackle Mary Henschel Chadsey 2 0 Boat tailed grackle
Carolina Anole SargonR 3 0 Carolina Anole
Unknown spotting Herb 3 2 Unknown spotting
American Toad JimJohnson2 10 13 American Toad
Blue Orchard Bee Mary Henschel Chadsey 4 3 Blue Orchard Bee
Anhinga James McNair 2 2 Anhinga
Bluetail Damselfly LuisStevens 2 1 Bluetail Damselfly
Bull Snake EmilyMarino 9 5 Bull Snake
Keeled Treehoppers beaker98 2 0 Keeled Treehoppers

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