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Birds of the World

There are over 10,000 living species of birds on the planet. They can be found in ecosystems across ...

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Butterflies & Moths of the World

Butterflies and Moths are insects of the order Lepidoptera. Their brilliant colors have inspired ...

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WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

Millions of city-dwellers walk their local streets every day, but many overlook the multitude of ...

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Mission WILD

The WILD Foundation works to protect & interconnect at least half of the planet’s land & water to ...

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Moths of the World

Moths? Yes: a world of sphinxes, hawks, owls, tigers, and scary eyes, all waiting for you outside ...

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Flowers of North America

We want you to help us build a photo collection of flowers from around the world. Show us what ...

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Mushroom Mapping

Mushroom ecology is a pivotal orientation point for exploring urban systems. Help us gather ...

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International Spider Survey

Spiders are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs. The International Society of Arachnology ...

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Biodiversidad en España/Spain

Habitat: Indicar el sitio donde se encontró (campo, montaña, lago, mar, río...) Habitat: Enter the ...

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The Color Red

The color red is a bold color that represents passion. We would like to create a collection of ...

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Global Flight

To create a magnificent collection of images of your favourite fliers. Not just birds, but bats, ...

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Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

Dragonflies and damselflies are agile insects of the order Odonata. With a worldwide distribution ...

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Nature in Yellow

It would be so interesting to see all the yellow flowers, fruits, insects, animals of the world.

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Flowers of Europe

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Captive Animals

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Variegated Flutterer ,female spotted by Nagajanka Grant, Assam, India 39 minutes ago

Slow flying beautiful dragonfly of Lilellulidae, dark bodied yellow-black tinted wings, half fore-wings are transparent , more transparent portions in male

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Oriental Wolf Snake spotted by John B. Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines an hour ago

Serpentes; Colubridae; Colubrinae; Lycodon capucinus F.Boie, 1827. Early in the morning, my wife and I were having breakfast out in our terrace when my wife's facial expression suddenly changed and she said to me "What's that?". When I looked round, in the direction she was pointing, I saw it. A snake was resting between two balusters, just 5 or 6 feet from us. We both got the impression that it had come in from the front garden to shelter from the rain which had been pouring down all night. We knew that snakes are cold blooded and need to warm up in the morning before they can move around properly. So we were not too worried. The first thing I did was take a picture to enable identification later. Then we managed, because it was very torpid, to put it into a bucket with a lid. Later that morning, when it had stopped raining, we brought it to a little patch of forest and released it. The release was the scary part (this was back in 2016, long before we ever saw those wonderful snake catcher programs on Nat. Geo.). So, we just put the bucket on its side, on the ground and carefully prised open the lid and quickly stepped back several feet. The snake slowly emerged and disappeared into the grasses. We discovered later that the snake was only mildly venomous and there was never any serious danger.

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Six-spotted Jumping Spider commented on by John B. Thành phố Sa Đéc, Đồng Tháp, Viet Nam 5 hours ago

Hi Võ Anh Tuấn, what a beautiful spider and, as usual, great photography. John B.

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Six-spotted Jumping Spider favorited by John B. Thành phố Sa Đéc, Đồng Tháp, Viet Nam 5 hours ago

Nhện Nhảy Sáu Đốm Six-spotted Jumping Spider Bavia sexpunctata (Doleschall, 1859) Salticidae Male Body length 7mm samsung SM-N9208 Sa-đéc Vietnam, 2022.09.26_16.40

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Medioluto ibérica (Iberian marbled white) spotted by kozoga Comunidad Valenciana, Spain 6 hours ago

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Philippine Whipsnake spotted by John B. Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines 6 hours ago

Serpentes; Colubridae; Dryophiops philippina Boulenger, 1914. According to Wikipedia, this Philippine Whipsnake is endemic to the Philippines. It is listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN. It was not too difficult to get some pictures of this snake as it was moving slowly through the branches, but it would have been impossible to get a picture showing the entire body. This species is extremely long and thin, hence the name "whipsnake". However, I have encountered this beautiful creature on two other occasions and I do have some pictures showing its full length. I will post spottings of those other encounters sometime soon.

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