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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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Long Horn Beetle DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 25 21 Long Horn Beetle
Crested serpent eagle Dilan Chathuranga 9 10 Crested serpent eagle
Green forest Lizard Dilan Chathuranga 23 9 Green forest Lizard
Desert Kingsnake AshleyT 11 3 Desert Kingsnake
Bengal Tiger LivesInADream 10 4 Bengal Tiger
Fulgorid planthopper PieterColpaert 18 7 Fulgorid planthopper
Old World Swallowtail - Machaon DanielePralong 10 8 Old World Swallowtail - Machaon
Rufous Hummingbird AshleyT 11 1 Rufous Hummingbird
Chital walawalkar.nitin 11 2 Chital
Small tortoiseshell - Petite tortue DanielePralong 4 2 Small tortoiseshell - Petite tortue
Burmese Lynx spider Adarsha B S 5 2 Burmese Lynx spider
Nudibranch AlbertKang 10 4 Nudibranch
Northern Cardinal immature male joanbstanley 7 1 Northern Cardinal    immature male
Leaf-cutter bee EduardoAxelRecillasBautista 19 5 Leaf-cutter bee
Lantern bug Dilan Chathuranga 27 15 Lantern bug
Leaf-Footed Bug Elizabth_dt 4 1 Leaf-Footed Bug
Painted Lady joanbstanley 4 0 Painted Lady
Montpellier Snake Malcolm Wilton-Jones 9 0 Montpellier Snake
Lions mcaul6515 13 9 Lions
Mojave Rattlesnake AshleyT 8 3 Mojave Rattlesnake
Spicebush Swallowtail SargonR 2 1 Spicebush Swallowtail
Lantern bug Sew 26 30 Lantern bug
Osprey James McNair 7 3 Osprey
House Sparrow 2 2 House Sparrow
Rock Rattlesnake AshleyT 5 5 Rock Rattlesnake
Scarlet Elf Cup LuckyLogan 4 0 Scarlet Elf Cup
Marsh Frog Thanasis Samaras 6 0 Marsh Frog
Twin-spotted Rattlesnake AshleyT 4 3 Twin-spotted Rattlesnake
Unknown spotting Elizabth_dt 2 0 Unknown spotting
Erica Lizzy 2 0 Erica
Spotted Apatelodes 2 2 Spotted Apatelodes
Western Green Hairstreak caterpillar EduardoAxelRecillasBautista 13 1 Western Green Hairstreak caterpillar
Whistling lizard Sew 16 14 Whistling lizard
American Alligator James McNair 2 0 American Alligator
Giant Manta Ray AlbertKang 5 2 Giant Manta Ray
Greater Amberjack Marek Koszorek 2 0 Greater Amberjack
Gaudy Sphinx Moth Caterpillar (4th instar) magazhu 4 4 Gaudy Sphinx Moth Caterpillar (4th instar)
Whistling Lizard Bhagya Herath 14 6 Whistling Lizard
Gaudy Sphinx Moth Caterpillar (5th instar) magazhu 2 0 Gaudy Sphinx Moth Caterpillar (5th instar)
Assassin Bug Kyle A 2 0 Assassin Bug
Unknown spotting Marek Koszorek 4 0 Unknown spotting
Great Purple Hairstreak joanbstanley 2 0 Great Purple Hairstreak
Pruinosed bloodtail Dilan Chathuranga 2 0 Pruinosed bloodtail
Dyer's mazegill Jae 2 0 Dyer's mazegill
Gannoruwa Shrub Frog Dilan Chathuranga 5 2 Gannoruwa Shrub Frog
Dead Leaf Mantis magazhu 10 8 Dead Leaf Mantis
Arrow-Shaped Micrathena EduardoAxelRecillasBautista 16 5 Arrow-Shaped Micrathena
Unknown spotting RobinGraves 1 0 Unknown spotting
Noctuid moth caterpillar Dilan Chathuranga 5 1 Noctuid moth caterpillar
Unknown spotting Elizabth_dt 2 0 Unknown spotting

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