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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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Paradise Flying Tree Snake (immature) Arthropod 14 1 Paradise Flying Tree Snake (immature)
White-tailed deer Maria dB 13 6 White-tailed deer
Sheep Moth dominique.eghlidi 24 13 Sheep Moth
Short-winged Grasshopper IvanPancic 8 6 Short-winged Grasshopper
Edith's Checkerspot dominique.eghlidi 12 5 Edith's Checkerspot
Tree Swallow BillyBrooks 11 0 Tree Swallow
Baby White-nosed Coati AshleyT 5 0 Baby White-nosed Coati
Ashy Ground Thrush AlbertTamayo 6 2 Ashy Ground Thrush
Derbid Planthopper Atul 40 18 Derbid Planthopper
Magnificent hummingbird (male) Marta RubioTexeira 13 5 Magnificent hummingbird (male)
Long-horned Bee CindyBinghamKeiser 5 4 Long-horned Bee
Blue Spider wasp sunnyjosef 4 0 Blue Spider wasp
Great eggfly (male) Arthropod 10 0 Great eggfly (male)
Acorn Woodpecker Marta RubioTexeira 17 6 Acorn Woodpecker
Green-Violet Ear Marta RubioTexeira 9 1 Green-Violet Ear
three striped red crab spider Chathura Udayanga 21 2 three striped red crab spider
Lewis's Woodpecker BillyBrooks 10 2 Lewis's Woodpecker
Unknown spotting GustavoMorejon 4 2 Unknown spotting
Dot-lined White Gilma Jeannette Ospino Ferreira-Norman 41 36 Dot-lined White
Owl Moth AshleyT 3 1 Owl Moth
Cuckoo Wasp Arthropod 8 2 Cuckoo Wasp
The Common Rose Arthropod 3 0 The Common Rose
Bird's nest Fungi Arthropod 3 0 Bird's nest Fungi
Hedgerow Hairstreak Christy Chow 3 6 Hedgerow Hairstreak
Bee Fly LuckyLogan 3 1 Bee Fly
Superb Starling duttagupta35504 6 3 Superb Starling
Owlfly KostasZontanos 16 3 Owlfly
Wood Cow-wheat IvanPancic 5 3 Wood Cow-wheat
Golden Tree Frog Noel Buensuceso 3 0 Golden Tree Frog
Whitemouth Moray Eduardo.Rodriguez 3 0 Whitemouth Moray
Carolina wren Maria dB 3 0 Carolina wren
Stink Bug AlbertKang 3 2 Stink Bug
Monkey Puzzle Wild Things 3 0 Monkey Puzzle
Damon Blue Jopy 2 1 Damon Blue
Common Baron caterpillar Chathura Udayanga 3 0 Common Baron caterpillar
Fruit Piercing Moth Chathura Udayanga 17 7 Fruit Piercing Moth
Wolf Spider LuisStevens 4 3 Wolf Spider
Yellow Green Vireo Fledgling AshleyT 2 0 Yellow Green Vireo Fledgling
Whale Shark AshleyT 2 0 Whale Shark
Tortoise Beetle Wild Things 2 0 Tortoise Beetle
False Grayling KostasZontanos 2 0 False Grayling
Tailed jay Chathura Udayanga 7 0 Tailed jay
European Goldfinch Paul Davis 16 5 European Goldfinch
Eastern Gray Squirrel Eduardo.Rodriguez 2 1 Eastern Gray Squirrel
Veined / Coconut Octopus releasing Babies AlbertKang 2 3 Veined / Coconut Octopus releasing Babies
Owlfly KostasZontanos 10 4 Owlfly
Osprey with Sargeant Major Spadefish DawnikaChillz 6 4 Osprey with Sargeant Major Spadefish
Coral Honeysuckle joanbstanley 2 0 Coral Honeysuckle
Ailanthus webworm LuckyLogan 2 0 Ailanthus webworm
Scintillant Hummingbird (female) Marta RubioTexeira 4 1 Scintillant Hummingbird (female)

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