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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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2,868 participants 68,184 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

Cicada AnaMoral 1 0 Cicada
Bagworm Nacho Garcia 1 2 Bagworm
Hunts man Spider SuchitraPrabhakaran 1 0 Hunts man Spider
Red pierrot butterfly Adarsha B S 4 0 Red pierrot butterfly
American Alligator James McNair 1 0 American Alligator
Geometrid Moth SukanyaDatta 1 1 Geometrid Moth
Western Scrub Jay Jim Nelson 3 2 Western Scrub Jay
Unknown spotting NJB 1 0 Unknown spotting
Black Ant Mimicking Spider Ashutosh Dudhatra 1 0 Black Ant Mimicking Spider
Limenitis reducta MicheleTorrisi 8 0 Limenitis reducta
Orchis brancifortii Biv. MicheleTorrisi 2 0 Orchis brancifortii Biv.
Field Forget-me-not RikMartin 2 0 Field Forget-me-not
moth Ingrid3 2 1 moth
Smooth Amphipyra Moth Ingrid3 1 0 Smooth Amphipyra Moth
Toother Brown Carpet Moth Ingrid3 1 0 Toother Brown Carpet Moth
Leopard Shark Kiloueka 1 0 Leopard Shark
Painted Lady Malcolm Wilton-Jones 1 0 Painted Lady
Large Flowered Trillium JimJohnson2 1 3 Large Flowered Trillium
Blue-gray tanager RolandoMarínMonge 5 1 Blue-gray tanager
Juvenile Little Blue Heron wchcmdr 2 1 Juvenile Little Blue Heron
Unknown spotting Mohammad Yasin Chowdhury 1 0 Unknown spotting
Hover Fly RickBohler 2 0 Hover Fly
Eastern Skunk Cabbage Doren B 1 0 Eastern Skunk Cabbage
Striped Caterpillar Garden Moth Ingrid3 1 0 Striped Caterpillar Garden Moth
asian paradise flycatcher ashutosh.dudhatra 1 2 asian paradise flycatcher
Coffee-loving Pyrausta moth okiegirl85 1 3 Coffee-loving Pyrausta moth
Red Trillium ducatista600nd 1 0 Red Trillium
White-winged Dove JoshuaGSmith 1 0 White-winged Dove
Unknown spotting npfares 1 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting DakotaMacLeod 1 0 Unknown spotting
Camel AlexBoyette 1 0 Camel
Sawyer beetle Noah N. 1 2 Sawyer beetle
Geometrid Moth DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 1 Geometrid Moth
Drepanid Moth DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 0 Drepanid Moth
Drepanid Moth DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 1 Drepanid Moth
Golden trumpet Nayeli 1 0 Golden trumpet
Fiddlehead Fern VeroniquePitre 2 1 Fiddlehead Fern
Geometrid Moth DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 1 Geometrid Moth
Northern Flicker JadeMacDeluxe 1 1 Northern Flicker
Sailor Butterfly Leana Lahom-Cristobal 1 0 Sailor Butterfly
Clapper rail suzybousa 2 0 Clapper rail
Unknown spotting marylou.wildlife 2 0 Unknown spotting
Kijula Flavio Oliveira 3 0 Kijula
Praying Mantis AlbertKang 1 0 Praying Mantis
Moth SukanyaDatta 2 0 Moth
Gray Tree Frog AshleyT 5 0 Gray Tree Frog
Checkered White Butterfly gatorfellows 2 0 Checkered White Butterfly
Marbled Salamander AshleyT 4 0 Marbled Salamander
Unknown spotting twolittletoddies 2 0 Unknown spotting
Wilson's Snipe Fyn Kynd 4 1 Wilson's Snipe

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